April 2, 2013 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and the Railsplitter Playhouse will present “Proof” April 10-13, in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center of the Duke Hall of Citizenship on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. Nightly performances are set for 7:30 p.m.

“Proof,” written by David Auburn, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play. It’s a thought-provoking and touching play where Auburn has brilliantly blended humor and quirkiness. The play was adapted for the screen in 2005 as movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins. Sisters Catherine and Claire are daughters of a brilliant, yet unstable and famous mathematician. Catherine has spent years as her father’s caretaker and now following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions. The arrival of her estranged sister and the attentions of Hal, a former student fathers, complicates matters.

The Railsplitter Playhouse production is directed by Phillip Clayton and stars Rachel Edonmi, Forrest Rackham, Amanda Schutz Clayton and Mark Schelstrate.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. curtain call. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for LMU students and employees. Call 423.869.6375 to ticket reservations.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at

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