Tabor rehearsing ?Proof? for March 2 opening

Tabor College theater department has begun rehearsing its spring play, ?Proof.? The play opens March 2 and runs through March 5 with performances at 7:30 each evening.

??Proof? is a great story, filled with tension but not without humor,? said Laurel Koerner, director of theater. ?It raises some questions about mental illness and heredity.

?Catherine fears she may be taking after her father, a brilliant mathematician whose mental capacities peaked early and dissolved not long after,? she added. ?Is her troubled state caused by grief, stress or something inherited and unavoidable??

The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

In 2005 the movie was released, adapted for the screen by Rebecca Miller, directed by John Madden, and starred Gwyneth Pal?trow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hope Davis.

Tabor?s performance features Molly Wiebe of Hills?boro, Reuven Isaac of Wichita, Alisa Ediger of Aurora, Colo., and Benja?min Loewen of Huron, S.D., as the cast. Stage managers are Kari Schmidt of Wichita and Cody Kroeker of Henderson, Neb.

Wiebe plays the role of Catherine.

?We are trying to portray real people going through real problems, and that doesn?t always come naturally on the stage,? she said. ?However, the more time we spend on a scene the more our brain wheels begin to turn and suddenly we are making discoveries.?

Alisa Ediger, who plays the role of Claire, said, ?This show is full of drama, controversy, and the issue of trust. This show is unique in that it can be enjoyed on the surface level, but the more you think about it the more the pieces start to fit together and it becomes more enjoyable.?

Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved through the Student Life Office by calling 620-947-3121 ext. 1033 or emailing brookejohnson@tabor.edu.

Tickets also can be purchased at the door.