WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Department of Theatre and Dance will present the poignant drama Proof Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 26-30, in the studio theatre of the university’s Performance Center.

Proof, written by David Auburn and directed by Jimmy Bickerstaff, is the intelligent, witty, and compassionate story of Catherine on the weekend of her 25th birthday, following the death of her famous mathematician father. Set on the back porch of her father’s Hyde Park, Chicago house, the plans of her returning New York sister and a sudden romance with one of her father’s former grad students lead to a mysterious notebook and the most difficult problem of all: Has she inherited her father’s genius — or his madness?

With its remarkable portrayal of the nature of genius, power of love, and value of trust, Proof was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Watch the simple and elegant story unfold. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 26-29; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available by calling the Performance Center box office at 507-457-1715 from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays or online at