PROOFBy David AuburnDirected by Christina Keefe
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.
This production will be directed by the head of the Rice
Theatre Program, Christina Keefe, a professor in the practice in theater.
Keefe’s recent directing credits include “Bound” for the Houston Grand Opera’s
East + West Series and Rice’s productions of “Eurydice” and “Servant of Two
Masters.” She recently acted in the Classical Theatre Company’s production of
Mark Krouskop, lecturer and production manager for the Rice
Theatre Program, will be the set designer for “Proof.” He designed the outdoor
set for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a raining elevator for “Eurydice” and the
Italian village in “Servant of Two Masters.” Krouskop has done set design for
the Houston Shakespeare Festival’s productions of “A Comedy of Errors” and
Rice alumnus Dustin Tannahill will design the lighting for
“Proof.” His previous lighting design work includes Rice’s “Eurydice,” Classical
Theatre Company’s “The Birds” and “The Designated Mourner” at the Catastrophic Theatre.
The program also welcomes back recent alumnus Jake LaViola,
who is a freelance designer in Orlando and associate CAD designer with Walt
Disney World Imagineering Creative Entertainment. His most recent credits with
Walt Disney Co. include “Tangled: The Musical” and “Frozen, a Musical