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Proof presents complex equation of genius and madness at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Decide for yourself who wrote a brilliant mathematical theory in Lone Star College-Montgomery’s production of Proof. The show will run July 6-9 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre located in Building D on the LSC-Montgomery campus. There will be a matinee performance Saturday, July 9 at 3 p.m.

 

“The show delves deep within one’s self to find the truth of our own existence,” said Chase Waites, drama department chair. “It is funny, poignant and powerful. Without a doubt it is one of the great American plays of contemporary theater.”

 

Proof follows Catherine who has cared for her father and esteemed professor, Robert, during his battle with mental illness. She inherits his mathematical brilliance, but fears like the mathematical order of operations that she will also inherit his debilitating illness. Caught between a new connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students and the reappearance of her sister, Catherine finds her mind growing unstable. She’s dealing with a complicated algorithm of grief, sibling rivalry and romantic tension, but most of all she is saddened that the people closest to her are turning out to be the most negative and least likely to listen to her. After the professor’s death, Hal discovers a groundbreaking mathematical proof. He hypothesizes the professor wrote it, but can Catherine prove him wrong?

 

The cast of four are a blend of LSC-Montgomery students, Sam Houston State University students and members of the community. To bring this story to life, LSC-Montgomery stages the play on the back porch of a house near the University of Chicago.

 

Proof made its Broadway debut nearly 16 years ago. Written by American playwright David Auburn, the show has won several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The show was even made into a 2005 movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins.

 

The play is rated R for adult language and adult situations. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.LoneStar.edu/Theatre-Montgomery or at the box office on the day of the performance. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors (55+) and $7 for students/faculty/staff.

 

On Wednesday, July 6 there will be a special preview at 5:30 p.m. with tickets discounted to $5 for general admission and free for all students/faculty/staff. Expected running time is two hours with intermission.

 

For more information, please contact Lauren Lazo, program coordinator for theater/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at Lauren.E.Lazo@LoneStar.edu or 936.273.7021.

 

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

 

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.