Rice Theatre takes on Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Proof’

Matt Buchholz, left, a McMurtry College junior, and Mei Tan, a Lovett College senior, starred in “Proof” by David Auburn, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 2001, at Hamman Hall March 1-5.

Set in the backyard of a Chicago home, “Proof” explores the world of mathematics and genius. Catherine, who was played by Tan, is the daughter of Robert, a mathematical genius whose deteriorated mind has led to his death. Throughout the play, Catherine explores her parallel path to her father, both in genius and mental illness.

Other actors included Brad Blunt, assistant director of academic advising at Rice, and Hannah Tyler, a Lovett College sophomore. The show was presented in collaboration with Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts and directed by the head of the Rice Theatre Program, Christina Keefe, a professor in the practice in theater.

(Photo by Pin Lim/Forest Photography)

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