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Pitt-Johnstown Theatre Brings Down the Season Curtain with Tony-Award Production "Proof"

Pitt-Johnstown Theatre Brings Down the Season Curtain with Tony-Award Production "Proof"

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Theatre Department brings down its season curtain with the production of David Auburn’s Proof, winner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

The production will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3, and Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10, in the Studio Theatre of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the UPJ campus.

Proof is the compelling story of Catherine, a troubled young woman who has been the caregiver for her father, a brilliant mathematician who suffers a mental breakdown.  Catherine’s struggles are complicated by the arrival of one of her father’s protégés and her estranged sister.

The play is directed by Dr. Rodney Eatman, UPJ professor of theatre arts, with scenic design by James Moore, and lighting and sound design by Michael Feight.  Costumes are by Linda Capp.  The cast features Kevin Rozich, Aspen Mock, Elliott Wagner, and Melissa Vello.

Due to strong language, parental guidance is suggested.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the ArtsLine at 1-800-846-ARTS from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fridays.  Tickets are $7.  Discount tickets of $5 are being offered to senior citizens (over 65 years of age), students under 18 and members of the Pitt Johnstown community (faculty, staff, students and members of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association who carry the “gold card”).  The box office is open for in-person sales from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The box office opens one hour before performances.

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2006.
Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 5/24/2006 12:00:00 PM