Theatre's 'Proof' Opens Friday, Nov. 15

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama opens the 2019-20 Kent State Stark theatre season.

Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its first theatrical production of the 2019-20 season, “Proof”, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by playwright David Auburn.

The cast of “Proof” will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 7:30 p.m. tonight in The Mary J. Timken Theatre, which is located in the expanded and renovated Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. 

Directed by Kent State Stark Theatre Director Jim Weaver, “Proof” is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius and the power of love. The story develops around Catherine, who has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for him and feels left alone to pick up the pieces until a newfound connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, brings about “a groundbreaking proof.”

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The show also will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 24.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online at, by phone at 330-244-3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts lobby. Will call opens one hour prior to performances. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with student IDs.  

POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:47pm
Melissa Griffy Seeton