Rice University Theater presents Proof
Rice University Theatre, in collaboration with the university’s Moody Center for the Arts, will present Proof by David Auburn, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 2001. There will be a public Q&A with two of Rice’s prominent mathematics professors, Michael Wolf and Shelly Harvey, about the nature of “proof” after the show.
Set in the backyard of a Chicago home, Proof explores the world of mathematics and genius. Catherine is the daughter of Robert, a mathematical genius whose deteriorated mind has led to his death. Throughout the show, Catherine explores her parallel path to her father, both in genius and mental illness.