Catherine has cared for her aging father Robert, who was a brilliant math professor at the University of Chicago, until his recent death. Now Hal, a young math professor also at the university, seeks to explore the many notebooks that Catherine's father left behind that may contain groundbreaking mathematic proofs. Moving back and forth in time – from before Robert's death to afterwards when Catherine's sister Claire flies in from New York for the funeral – the play explores mental illness, familial relationships and strains, and how intellect, academia, and career exist alongside and with the other parts of ourselves.
By David Auburn
Directed by Emma Rice
Produced by Allie Van Dine
Stage Managed by Emily Grau
Technical Direction by Zoë Gielow
February 6, 2014 - February 15, 2014
Poulton Hall, Stage III