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Press Contact: Ben Thietje 612-810-5111


New Prague’s professional theatre company will close its inaugural season with the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Proof

August 28th, 2013 – DalekoArts, New Prague’s professional ensemble theatre company, will enter its final weekend of shows this Friday, August 30th at 7:30pm at the New Prague Middle School with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Proof. Proof follows Catherine, a troubled young woman, who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit? Along with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001, Proof also took home the Tony Award for Best Play that year. Artistic Director Amanda White plays Catherine. ―It's a perfect play to end the season with," said White. "We've shared some classic comedy, some wonderful music, some romance, and now we finish with an award-winning drama. This play matters—it’s a story about a young woman facing her own strength. I’m honored to be a part of telling it." In addition to White, the show features Minnesota stage veterans Charles Numrich, Leigha Horton, and Bobby Gardner, who also appeared in the DalekoArts production of Forever Plaid. The production is directed by Amy Rummenie, co-Artistic Director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Minneapolis. Individual tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling 952-314-9077 or visiting ###

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Amanda White Co-Artistic Director

Ben Thietje Co-Artistic Director

602 7th St NE, New Prague, MN 56071 952-314-9077 |


FACT SHEET WHO: DalekoArts Written by David Auburn Performed by Bobby Gardner, Leigha Horton, Charles Numrich, and Amanda White Designed by Darren Hensel (sets), Matt McNabb (lighting), Sara Wilcox (costumes), Mathew Foster (props), Ben Thietje (sound) Stage Managed by Mark Tietz Directed by Amy Rummenie WHAT: WHERE: WHEN: New Prague’s professional theatre company enters its final weekend of Proof, the Pulitzer Prizewinning play of 2001. New Prague Middle School – 721 Central Ave N, New Prague, MN 56071 ONLY THREE PERFORMANCES REMAIN    HOW MUCH: Friday, August 30 @ 7:30 PM Saturday, August 31 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 1 @ 2:00 PM

$12 - $15 (subject to change) Discounts: - 15% off groups of 10 or more

PHOTOS: TIX & INFO: 952-314-9077 –