College Brings “Proof” to Local Stage
Events and Lectures

The Franklin College Theatre Department will present Proof at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. All performances will be in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.

Written by David Auburn, this 2000 dramatic play follows Catherine on the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday. She has spent years caring for her recently deceased father, a brilliant but troubled mathematician. Suddenly, she has to deal with the arrival of her estranged sister as well as the attention of a former student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in the volumes of notebooks her father left behind. This Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores how much of her father’s genius—and madness—Catherine will inherit.

Katy Thompson, an assistant house manager at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, will direct the play. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Franklin College in 2021. She is a resident of Cortland.

General admission is $12. Admission for each performance is $8 for students and seniors (55 and older). Franklin College students, faculty and staff will receive free admission with a valid Franklin College ID.

To reserve tickets, email or call (317) 738-8029 or (800) 852-0232, ext. 8029. Please claim reservations ten minutes before the performance. The box office opens one hour before the performance.

The Johnson Center for Fine Arts is located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Grizzly Dr. Parking is available in the adjacent parking lots.

The cast for the production includes:

Jadyn List, of Newburgh, will play the part of Catherine.

Lauren Minks, of Crawfordsville, will play the part of Claire.

Nate Irskens, of Greenwood, will play the part of Robert.

Elliot McKinley, of Salem, will play the part of Hal.

The crew for the production includes:

Jordan Hoard, of Avon, is the Stage Manager.

Olivia Fannin, of Indianapolis, is the Assistant Stage Manager.

Isabella Ferree, of Franklin, is the Light Board Operator.

Laura Sickmeier, of Greenwood, is the Sound Board Operator.

Tyler Lehner, of Greenwood, is a Set Assistant.

Katy Poff, of Edinburgh, is a Set Assistant.

Grace Allen, of Greenwood, is a Set Assistant.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

By: Lola Reed ’24, Pulliam Fellow

POSTED Nov 3, 2022