News Release

Evangel University presents fall production, Proof, Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16

November 11, 2013 | Kim Jeyaraj

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel University Humanities Department will present David Auburn’s Proof on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16.

The play will begin each evening at 7 p.m. and will take place in the Barnett Fine Arts Theater. Tickets are $7 per person, and group tickets (10 or more) are $5 per person. The student rate is $5 per person.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or

Senior Christina Jeter will direct the play as part of her drama practicum. Jeter is a double major in English and theater from Waxahachie, Texas.


Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant yet 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. 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?

“When I read Proof during my sophomore year at Evangel, I fell head over heels in love with the play,” Jeter said. The storyline of Proof is well-constructed and character driven. It’s one of the best-written plays I have ever read.”

“Proof has many universal themes throughout the story, including trust, fear, family, death and love. I think students should anticipate both an entertaining and thought-provoking production,” Jeter said.

Cast and Characters

  • Alexis Pyles, junior theatre major from Buffalo, Mo., as Catherine.
  • Joshua David Smith, junior theatre major from Pueblo, Colo., as Harold “Hal” Dobbs
  • Rachel Smith, freshman film major from Springfield, Ill., as Claire
  • Chris Ragain, junior broadcasting major from Golden, Colo., as Robert

For more information, contact Lisa Kraus at (417) 865-2815, ext. 8640.

Evangel unveils commercial for the greater yoU.

read more


‘War Room’ film helps bring peace to home of Evangel alums

read more

'War Room' director Alex Kendrick prepares for production in front of  Roland and Angela Mitchell's home just outside Charlotte, NC.

You won’t be able to put down these five summer readers from EU alums

read more

FA14_Girls_Dorm Room_027

Earn Your Master of Organizational Leadership

read more

EU Soccer: Kicking off with Bruce Deaton

read more