Proof by David Auburn – a Staged Reading

Our third staged-reading of the Cake and Conflict Series – Another thrilling and discussion-worthy play!

PROOF by David Auburn

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.

Please, join us, with an appetite for sweets and delectable discussion!

Veranstaltungsdetails

Datum und Uhrzeit
Daten: 28.10.2018
19:30

Ort
Kukoon - Kulturcafé

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