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Wig and Buckle Theater Company Presents David Auburn’s “Proof”
02.10.14 |
Lebanon Valley College’s Wig and Buckle Theater Company will present “Proof,” David Auburn’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The show is the third full-scale production in the theater company’s “Skeletons in the Closet” season.

"Proof is a show about family, mathematics, and stability,” described director Anthony Hoover '14, a physics and math major. “It addresses questions such as 'how do you prove what you know or feel to someone else'? It is our hope to invite spectators to ponder these themes while trying to answer the questions for themselves."

Rachel Snavely '14 stars as Catherine, a young woman forced to determine how she’s inherited from her father, especially when it comes to his mathematical genius and instability.

“Catherine is the most complex role I have ever taken on,” Snavely said. “She is a determined and strong young woman, [and] sarcastic.”

Sophomore Jarrod Goss plays Hal, Catherine’s love interest and her father’s former student. “This is certainly a show for thinkers,” Goss explained, “because the characters all have some kind of ambivalence. I certainly enjoy that. Being in it as one of the ambivalent characters has been an intellectually stimulating journey as well as very entertaining.”

Also starring in the production are seniors Dee Bogert and Dan Brown, as Catherine’s sister and father, respectively. The production’s understudies are Kara Hess '17 and Jacob Schwalm '17.

The show covers a variety of topics, including math, romance, mental illness, and trust.

“The most important thing is that I do David Auburn's character justice,” Snavely stressed.

“Proof” was a smash hit at the Manhattan Theatre Club, where it premiered in 2000. Originally starring Mary-Louise Parker, it scooped up several awards in the subsequent year, including a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Lead Actress. Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, and Jake Gyllenhaal later starred in a screen adaption in 2005.

Evening performances are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. All shows are in Leedy Theater of Mund College Center. Tickets are free to LVC students, $15 for adults; $10 for non-LVC students, alumni, and faculty; $5 for children 10 and under; and $5 for seniors 60 and over.

Wig and Buckle was founded in 1935 and is student directed and entirely student-run. The company will also present Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House," directed by Dee Bogert '14, April 4–13. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.wigandbuckle.com, call 717-867-6162, or email wigandbuckle@lvc.edu. 


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