if your father were a mathematical
genius who slowly lost his grip on reality? What if you then created a
mathematical proof that rivaled his
work and no one believed you? These are the questions that confront Catherine
in David Auburn’s riveting drama, “Proof.”
Malone University will present Auburn’s work -- directed by Malone theatre alumnus Johnny Russell -- as its spring production April 5 – 9 at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall of Founders Hall on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Tickets are $6 for Tuesday through Thursday performances, $8 for Friday and Saturday performances, and always $2 for Malone University students with an ID. Call the box office at 330-471-8202.
Johnny Russell, artistic director, is an adjunct faculty member at Malone University. He has been working as a professional actor in film and on stage for 10 years, touring and performing throughout the U.S. and internationally. In 2005 he was accepted into a residency training program at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago where he also spent time with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and ActOne Studios. In 2006 he co-founded the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning theatre company SINNERMAN Ensemble, also based in Chicago. Johnny received his B.A. in communication arts/theatre from Malone University and his M.F.A. in acting from Penn State University where he was awarded the Manuel Duque Scholarship, the school’s highest honor. Johnny is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and an Equity member candidate.
The cast includes:
Jonathon Lincoln, a senior English major from Canton;
Erin Moore, a junior communication arts major from Stow;
Chloe Asselin, a sophomore communication arts major from Canton; and
Michael Lawson, a sophomore communication arts major from Beloit.
One of the stars of the production is the largest set yet constructed by technical director, Jim Brothers, on the Malone University stage. Watch the progress at the photo gallery as presented by theatre photographer Bob Moffitt here: