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College Theater Department presents Proof


The Theater department at Moberly Area Community College will present Proof, a play by David Auburn, Thursday through Saturday, November 6 – 8, at 7PM each night.

The play focuses on Catherine, the daughter of a mentally ill, but brilliant, mathematician, who recently passed away. When one of his students discovers an exceptional mathematical statement, or proof, in his office, Catherine begins a quest to prove her father's abilities, while uncovering her own mental illness in the process.

Proof premiered in 2000 and quickly transferred to Broadway, where it played over 900 performances, running until 2003. It was the Pulitzer Prize winner in 2001 and won the Tony Award for Best Play the same year. According to Director Joyce Pauley, Proof asks a lot of difficult questions that hit close to home.

"The play resonates with viewers because it deals with real family issues," Pauley explained. "How do you make decisions about aging parents who can't live alone and do you put your life on hold for them? How do you discover who you are and what you should do with your life? And finally, how do we deal with mental illness and its effects on the family? Everyone can relate to at least one of those questions."

The play does contain adult language and situations. Tickets are $5 for adults & $3 for students. MACC students are free with student ID. For more information on the MACC Theater department or upcoming events at the College, call 660.263.4100 or visit macc.edu.

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Students Sydney Ley and Dakota McWhorter perform a scene from Proof, MACC's upcoming Theater presentation November 6th - 8th.

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