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SVCC Presents "Proof"

Sauk Valley Community College’s Theatre Department presents a night of drama with the production of Proof, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for best play.

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness--or genius--did she inherit?

Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17. There will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 18. All the performances will take place at SVCC’s Mathis Theatre, 173 Route 2 in Dixon.

Tickets for “Proof” are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. To purchase tickets in advance, call 815-288-5511, ext. 0. These tickets may be picked up before the show or the night of the performance. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. For more information about SVCC’s theatre program or the show, call 815-835-6366.