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Proof

by David Auburn

Fall 2011

Presented by the John Holloway Endowment

Directed by Lisa Powers Tricomi

Scenic Design: Molly Bailey

Costume Design: Amanda Dobrzeniecki

Lighting Design: Anthony J. Vito

Sound Design: Jamey Feshold

Theatre and Dance USF presents Proof

Theatre and Dance USF presents Proof

Theatre and Dance USF presents Proof

Theatre and Dance USF presents Proof

Theatre and Dance USF presents Proof

The second play of the TheatreUSF season and of the yearlong, campus-wide initiative, Science, Art, and Culture: An Eternal Braid will be Proof, written by David Auburn. Winner of both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 2001. TheatreUSF 's production was directed by 2012 John W. Holloway Endowed Chair guest artist Lisa Powers Tricomi.

The play examines the relationship between Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius, and his daughter Catherine, who cared for him during his lengthy mental illness. Upon the discovery of a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office, the question of authorship arises. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central issue: How does one prove who wrote the proof?

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