December 16, 2019

Announcing Auditions for Gripping Drama, 'Proof'

La Crosse, WI – 12/16/19 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the drama Proof on January 13 and 14, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.

Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Following his death, she must deal with the attention of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find work in the notebooks that were left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious proof draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: how much of her father’s madness—or genius—did she inherit?

Proof will be directed by guest artist, William Garcia. William first appeared on stage at the age of seven, and quickly realized that what he really wanted to do was direct. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Film Production: Directing from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in English Literature with an emphasis on Drama from Middlebury College. Before moving to La Crosse, he served as the primary director for the Ypsilanti Youth Theatre, where he directed numerous plays, including Wyrd Sisters and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the first musical performed by the organization. He also served as sponsor and director of the Washtenaw International High School Drama program, where he directed Noises Off, The Tempest, Wit, and And Then There Were None. He has also directed and produced several short films. Recently, he appeared in LCT’s productions of The Secret Garden and Bad Seed, and directed Newsies.

Auditions are open for ages 18 and up. There are roles available for two men and two women. A complete breakdown of roles available can be found online at https://www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/audition. No need to prepare anything. Perusal scripts are available at the box office with a $5 refundable deposit. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary.

Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, February 28-March 15, 2020. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, January 17, 2020, as well as on LCT’s website and social media pages. Rehearsals are scheduled Mondays through Fridays beginning January 20, 2020. For more information, call the box office at 608-784-9292.