By David Auburn
Directed by Kelley Duhatschek
Rebel Alliance Theatre presents
A Pulitzer Prize winning play written by David Auburn
Feb 17-19 and 24-26
7 pm at Rebel Alliance Theatre and Omro's Center for the Arts
404 S Webster St, Omro WI 54963
What constitutes genius? Which qualities cause a person to be characterized as “crazy”? Is it possible for one person to be both brilliant and mad? Are genius and insanity really different manifestations of the same condition? And while we’re at it - what is the nature of reality, anyway!
If your intellect has been feeling a bit sluggish and chilled by the long Wisconsin winter, then Rebel Alliance Theatre has a show to warm up your mental machinery! “Proof”, a Pulitzer Prize winning drama by David Auburn, tells the story of Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius and professor at the University of Chicago. It follows her attempt to prove her authorship of a groundbreaking mathematical proof discovered in her father’s office after his death, and her struggle to forge her own identity in the shadow of her father’s.
As the playwright tells Catherine’s story, he also challenges our understanding of the boundaries between brilliance and insanity, appearance and reality, truth and delusion. The play’s title refers not only to the proof of a mathematical theorem, but also to the Catherine’s struggle to prove her worthiness as a scholar, her importance to her family, her identity as a woman, and her value as a human being. .
“Proof” will be presented Feb 17-19 and 24 –26, 2011 at Rebel Alliance Theatre and Omro’s Center for the Arts.(404 S Webster St in Omro). All shows will begin at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Tickets are $8.00 or $15.00 and are offered on a sliding scale (visit our website for an explanation of sliding scale ticket pricing). Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.rebelalliancetheatre.org and clicking on the red link below the “Proof” poster.
Special Offer: Attend “Proof” during Valentine's Weekend and receive a Sweet Treat to share with your Sweet Heart!
To reserve seats for Proof or for more information, contact Rebel Alliance Theatre at 920 426 8580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about our upcoming shows, educational programs and community outreach, visit www.rebelalliancetheatre.org.
Produced by Rebel Alliance Theatre at Rebel Alliance Theatre and Omro's Center for the Arts, 404 S Webster St, Omro WI 54963
Performances: February 17-26, 2011
Performance Times: Feb 17-19 and 24-26. All shows start at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Ticket Prices: $8.00 or $15.00 (visit www.rebelalliancetheatre.org for ticket info)
Call 920 426 8580 for reservations or more information.