The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 7, 2013

New collaboration to bring 'Proof' to area audiences

— The Raleigh and Treehouse Arts Ensemble are collaborating. But it’s not the first time. Previously in the season, they teamed up to bring “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley to life. This time they bring you the 2001 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner “Proof” by David Auburn.

The curtain will rise Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at The Raleigh.

If audience members cannot make it that night, there are also opportunities to see the show on Sept. 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 15 and 22 at 4 p.m.

“Proof” is the story of a young woman at a crossroads in her life. It explores her fear of success and failure in the shadow of her father’s genius, her relationship with her sister, a budding flirtation with one of her father’s past students and the story also deals with those with mental illness and those that care for them.

It is a drama, but it is funny and heartwarming in places, but due to adult language, “Proof” is suggested for mature audiences.

This production is directed by Treehouse Arts Ensemble founding member and board president Robby Moore and features Andy Woodruff, Sarah Swiger, Jeff Faulkner and Olivia Merritt.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 from The Raleigh’s box office at 304-763-7059 or pick them up at the time of the show for $20.

The $15 rate applies even on the day of a performance on Thursday and Friday as long as they are purchased during the noon to 4 p.m. box office hours.

Also, make sure to check out The Raleigh’s Facebook page and website for a full list of all of the upcoming events raleighwv and