Historic Theater Company Comes to Sweet Briar

| February 6, 2012

 Sweet Briar will present its Babcock Season event “Proof,” an award-winning play performed by Philadelphia’s historic Walnut Street Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for non-SBC students. The event is free for Sweet Briar faculty, staff, students, alumnae and children younger than 12. Due to some adult language, the play is recommended for mature audiences only.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, “Proof,” by David Auburn, is a “remarkable and luminous story about fathers and daughters, genius and insanity, legacy and truth,” according to Walnut Street Theatre’s website.

At the center of the story is a young woman, haunted by her father’s death.

Exploring the delicate nature of genius, “Proof” is described as graceful, clever and often funny.

Walnut Street Theatre was founded in 1809. A staple of Philadelphia’s cultural community, it is known as America’s oldest continuouslyoperating theater. Many noteworthy American actors of the 19th and 20th centuries have appeared on stage at the Walnut, including the Marx Brothers, Katharine Hepburn and Marlon Brando.

With more than 56,000 subscribers annually, the Walnut Street Theatre is among the most subscribed theater companies in the world. For more information, visit walnutstreettheatre.org.

To reserve tickets, email boxoffice@sbc.edu or call (434) 381-6120. Tickets may be purchased by credit card at www.lynchburgtickets.com beginning Feb. 6.

Category: Performing Arts, Theatre Arts, Uncategorized