EHS Drama Club to present “Proof” tonight and tomorrow

Published 4:05 pm Friday, March 20, 2015

The Elizabethton High School Drama Club will present “Proof” tonight and tomorrow beginning at 7 p.m. at the school.

“Proof” tells the story of mathematician¬†and the struggles his daughters face after he dies. The story was made into a movie featuring Gwyneth Paltrow in 2005.

“It is about math and it is about family and it is about everything else,” EHS Drama Club sponsor Meg Foster said.

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The Drama Club usually puts on two productions each year, with “Proof” being the first for this year. The play was chosen to offer a difference from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which the club did last year, Foster said.

“It is a new show, and it is relevant,” Foster said. “I knew it was the right time to do this because I knew I had the right people for the cast.”

The show is a small production with a four-person cast. Autumn Berry will play the role of Catherine; Josh Rice takes on the role of Robert; Ryan Leonard will play Hal and Jenny Diessenbacher will be playing Claire.

“It is a different production that we have done before,” Foster said. “There is a nuance in it, and a subtext. Acting is about getting to those subtleties but it needs to be big because it is on the stage. There is a challenge there and these students are up for it. It is a good play and these are talented students.”

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. The play will be presented in the EHS Band Room.

The next play for the Drama Club will be “Alice in Wonderland” on May 8-9.