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Penn State Harrisburg’s theater program to present 'Proof' Nov. 10-12

MIDDELTOWN, Pa. — The theater program in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will present its fall play, “Proof,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12 in the Student Enrichment Center Theater on campus.

The play by David Auburn follows Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable mathematician father, Robert. Catherine must not only deal with his death but with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal, a former math student of her father’s. She struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father’s madness — or genius — will she inherit?

The 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is directed by Maria Enriquez, lecturer in theater, and will feature Penn State Harrisburg students Lexi Fazzolari (Catherine), Stephanie Cosgrove (Claire), Joseph Schwarz (Hal), and Josh Gerstenlauer (Robert).

The Nov. 10 performance will begin with a pre-show reception and conclude with a talk-back with Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education on the mental health themes found within the play. This play contains adult situations and language.

Tickets will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 and Nov. 7-10 in the Olmsted Building lobby on campus. Tickets will also be on sale at the Student Enrichment Center box office one hour prior to the start of each performance. Walk-ups are welcome. General admission is $5.

For more information, call the School of Humanities at 717-948-6189.

Last Updated October 25, 2016