Huntington theatre season to open with ‘Proof’
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, September 9, 2009Huntington, Ind.-The Huntington University Department of Theatre Arts will open its 2009-2010 with "Proof," a Pulitzer-prize winning drama about a young woman struggling with both the genius and the mental instability of her father, a once brilliant mathematician.
"Proof" will run at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24-26 and also at 2 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the Studio Theatre, located in the lower level of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for ages 13 and younger, $5 for Huntington University students, and $9 for Huntington University faculty and staff. To purchase tickets, contact the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.
"'Proof's' mystery, humor, depth and richly complex characters all weave together seamlessly to create a compelling evening of theatre," said Director Jay Duffer.
Disclaimer: "Proof," written by David Auburn, contains adults themes and content not suitable for children.
Catherine: Alicia Bonham, a senior theatre performance major from Upland, Ind.
Robert: Joe Ricke, a professor of English at Taylor University from Huntington, Ind.; he has directed shows in the past for Huntington University.
Hal: Phil Black, a junior theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Claire: Bethany Edlund, a junior theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Director: Jay Duffer, assistant professor of theatre arts
Production Manager and Technical Director: Mike Slane, assistant professor of theatre arts
Scenic Designer: Andrew Edmonds, a senior theatre design/technology major from Beloit, Wis.
Set Dresser/Lighting Assistant: Kendra Kendall, a sophomore theatre design/technology major from Mount Vernon, Ind.
Props Mistress: Courtney Swenson, a junior theatre performance major from Landenberg, Pa.
Lighting Designer: Ryan Arent, a junior theatre design/technology major from Grand Rapids, Mich.
Lighting Supervisor: Michael Metzdorf, technical director for the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Ind., from Kokomo, Ind.
Master Electrician: Nathan Capriglione, a senior theatre design/technology major from Auburn, Ind.
Costume Designer/Hair and Make-up Designer: Krystle McGowen, a senior theatre design/technology major from Indianapolis, Ind.
Costume Shop Supervisor: Mary Zellers, costume shop supervisor at Huntington University
Sound Designer: Amber-Dawn Katulic, a sophomore theatre design/technology major from Winter Garden, Fla.
Stage Manager: Cassie Mansheim, a senior psychology major with a theatre minor from Burnsville, Minn.
Assistant Stage Manager: Samantha Freeman, a junior theatre performance major from Portland, Ind.
House Manager: Matthias Austin, a senior theatre performance major with a music minor from Wheaton, Ill.