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Spring Theatre Production of PROOF

Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:30pm with a 2pm matinee on the 24th

JFK Auditorium Tags: Arts and Humanities

Cast of ProofThe Saint Francis University Fine Arts Department will present the play Proof by David Auburn March 22-24 at the JFK Auditorium. Show starts at 7:30pm with a 2pm matinee on March 24th.

Senior Lindsay Carland, an Exercise Physiology major from Altoona, will direct the production.

“Lindsay has worked tirelessly as my stage manager for the last three years,” said Assistant Professor of Theatre F. J. Hartland.  “She has always wanted to direct, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.”

“Directing is hard work,” said Carland, “Especially casting the roles, but I am really pleased with the actors I chose.”

According to Hartland, “Proof is a play about mathematics, madness and love.” In the play Catherine tries to solve an equation her father, a noted mathematician, was unable to crack.  Her life is made complicated by the arrival of Hal, one of her father’s former students, and Claire, her sister from New York.

The cast is comprised entirely of freshmen.  Melinda Holena, a Physicisn Assistant major from Forty Fort, has the lead role of Catherine.  Jack Weidner, a Biology major from Johnstown, plays her father Richard.  In the role of Claire, Catherine’s sister, is Jill Leppert, a Nursing major from Bedford.  Rounding out the cast as Hal, a mathematician, is Jonathan Kirk, a Language Arts Education major from Patton.

Weidner and Leppert are making their SFU stage debuts.  Both Holena and Kirk appeared in last fall’s production of The 25th Annual Putname County Spelling Bee.

Proof was written in 2000 and went on to win numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play.

Tickets are available only at the door prior to each performance.  SFU students, staff and faculty are free.  General admission is $5.

Proof contains mature themes and language and is not recommended for children.


Photo: Melinda Holena as “Catherine” and Jack Weidner as her father “Robert” in the play PROOF.