Play: Proof


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

David Auburn’s Proof is most certainly about mathematics at its core as it is about people. Of its 2000 premiere, John Simon wrote, “All four (characters)—whether loving, hating, encouraging, or impeding one another—are intensely alive, complex, funny, human.” This cerebral mystery approaches issues such as what the link may be between genius and madness and whether either or both can be inherited. It is a story about human relationships, suggesting that developing trust and love can be as difficult, and just as uncertain, as establishing the truth of a mathematical proof.

Additional performances will be held on:
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:30 PM
Friday, February 18, 2011, 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2011, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2:30 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 7:30 PM
Friday, February 25, 2011, 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:30 PM

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the ticket office at 574.631.2800. Prices for tickets are $15 for regular admission, $12 for faculty/staff, $12 for seniors, and $10 for all other students.

Presented by the Department of Film, Television and Theatre.