Huntington theatre season to open with 'Proof'

FOR RELEASE
2009-09-10
Huntington, 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.

Cast

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.

Crew

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.
 Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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