Proof – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by David Auburn

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, must deal not only with his death but with the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and with the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Robert left behind.  As Catherine confronts Hal’s affections and Claire’s plans for her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of her father’s madness or genius will she inherit? The David Auburn script was the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Tony Award for Best New Play.

September 26 and 27 and October 11 at 7:30 p.m. and September 28 and October 5 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Catherine – Kristin Wolff
Claire – Jennifer Bond
Hal – Philip Henry
Robert – Richard Hamilton

Creative Team

Director – Jim Trenberth
Costume Designer – Jenn Woodruff
Lighting Designer – Sally Grosenbach
Scenic Designer – Robert Sunderman
Sound Designer – Benjamin Myers
Stage Manager – Jessica Gunzburger
Assistant Stage Manager – Amanda Mayfield
Dressers – Alison Cermak, Malary Harris
Run Crew – Kent Allen, David Burrack, Brandon MacDougal, John C. Saxton
Sound Board Operator – Rachael Rhoades
Light Board Operator – Jenny Pals
Lighting Assistants – Sally Grosenbach, Lara Parkin
Props Master – Teal Larson
Props Assistants – Stephanie Adamo, Megan McGonegle
Assistant to the Scenic Designer – Maria Lux
Poster Design – Rob Sunderman, Katie Drake
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Internet Site Coordinator – Jim Trenberth
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Brett Burkhardt, Erica Griese, Lindsay Hillyard, Emily Johnson, Nicole Laugesen, Jennifer Phillips, Erin Schulte, Danielle Warnke, Jenn Woodruff, Kristi Youngberg
Technical Director – Brian Swanson
Electric Shop Staff – Sally Grosenbach, Lara Parkin
Scene Shop Assistants – Laura Ellis, Jeremy Hilbert, Melissa Lamphere, Sarah Meylor, Jacee Rohlck, Aaron Sailor, Grant Thompson, Ben Wright
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Katie Drake


Production photos by Patrick Gouran

Read about it in Inside Iowa State!