DILLON — The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department, as part of the 2017-18 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series, presents two plays in February: “Proof” and “Doubt.” The performances will be held Feb. 22-26, in the Beier and Small Auditoriums on the Montana Western campus.

“Proof” by David Auburn, follows the life of Catherine, a loyal daughter and her brilliant, but less-than-sane, mathematician father. After the death of Catherine’s dad, her life is turned upside-down. Catherine struggles with the idea that she may have inherited her father’s insanity, as well his affinity for math. “Proof,” directed by Montana Western faculty member Larry Brazill, will captivate audiences through this story of romance, loyalty, and mystery.

Performance times are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 24 and 26, and 1 p.m. on Feb. 23, in the Beier Auditorium.

“Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, is directed by Montana Western student Katie Bumgarner. Emotional and boundary-pushing, this play illustrates the power struggle between genders, race, and religion. Set at a Catholic school in the 1960’s, the complex characters take the audience through the story of a priest and his relationship with one of his students, conveying a story of self-doubt, sympathy, and trust.

Performance times are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 25, and 1 p.m. on Feb. 26, in the Small Auditorium.

Both “Proof” and “Doubt” received a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for best play in 2001 and 2005, respectively.

Tickets for each show are $8 general admission and $5 youth (recommended for adults only due to language and mature themes). Montana Western students are admitted free of charge. Season tickets are $40 and are available at the door or by calling 406-683-7101.

Details: email at judy.ulrich@umwestern.edu or call 406-660-0221.

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