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May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pmR100
The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness.
Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert`s death, his ex-graduate student, Hal, discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert`s office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play`s central question: Can Catherine prove the proof`s authorship?
Along with demonstrating the proof`s authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal.
Throughout, the play explores Catherine`s fear of following in her father`s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.