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Viterbo University

815 Ninth Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601-8802

General Phone: 608-796-3000
Financial Aid Phone: 608-796-3900
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Masters Colleges and Universities II

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REVIEW: ?Proof? proves it?s worth your time - LaCrosse Tribune

By TERRY RINDFLEISCH / La Crosse Tribune . Viterbo University’s production of “Proof” is proof enough that David Auburn’s play is heart-warming and heart-wrenching.There’s one certainty in this version of the Tony Award-winning play: You’ll see terrific acting in a beautifully written play that you can’t help but love. While the recent movie based loosely on the play received mixed reviews, this is no mixed review of Viterbo’s production it’s wonderful.Yes, you’ll hear about mathematical proofs and abstract concepts, but the story is not about math. It’s an exploration of genius and insanity. And it’s a quest for truth and certainty.It is an audience-friendly play with natural dialogue and strong characters. The scenes move quickly, so the drama keeps you on the edge of your seat.The play is about a mathematical genius, Robert, played by David Gardiner, a Viterbo theater faculty member. Gardiner is perfect, professional and passionate in his role. Robert’s mind unravels in his later years, and a daughter, Catherine, takes care of him for five years. Viterbo freshman Stephanie Nelson gives a stunning and emotional performance as Catherine.Viterbo junior Charlie Gillette in charming as Hal, a former graduate student who searches for any fragments of Robert’s - more available