Saturday, November 16th, 7:30pm

Proof


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.

Cost / Admission
$3 for students and $5 for general admission paid by cash or check only
Contact Info
253-535-7325
Location
KHP Black Box Theatre
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, Wa, 98444
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Tags
Math, PLU, Theatre

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