Sept. 25, 2003 – Vol. 23 No. 1

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    Crew films Proof on campus

    News Office

    David Auburn

    In the coming weeks, the University will welcome production crews to campus for the film adaptation of Proof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by alumnus David Auburn (A.B., ’91).

    Starring an Oscar Award-winning cast, led by Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal, the production will be directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) and distributed by Miramax Productions.

    Auburn’s play debuted at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York in 2000, and was instantly hailed by critics and then honored with both the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play the following year. In an effort to preserve the original integrity and spirit of the play, the film’s producers recruited Auburn to help adapt the script for the big screen.

    On-campus filming is tentatively slated to take place Friday, Sept. 26, and Monday, Oct. 6 through Wednesday, Oct. 8. Some disruptions to traffic and parking are expected, though Larry Arbeiter, Director of University Communications, said every effort would be made to ensure University life continues as unimpeded as possible.

    For up-to-date information on the status of the project, including street closures and temporary limitations to building access, visit the University News Office Web site.