Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze
January 9-12, 2013
Nonbinary algorithms and sexism collide in Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze, a painfully funny show about one woman’s struggle to navigate the elite boys club of higher mathematics. Created as a response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’s now-infamous suggestion that women are less represented than men in the sciences because of innate gender differences, writer/performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful, and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Directed by Lincoln Center Director's Lab Member Miriam Eusebio.
“De Cari is an appealing and nimble-witted performer … a kind of wide-eyed Alice-in-Numberland.”— The Boston Globe
Winner of an Overall Excellence Award for Best Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival, this critically-acclaimed play has been attracting large and enthusiastic crowds across the country, including sold-out shows at the La Jolla Playhouse Potiker Theatre; The Barclay, San Francisco’s Zeum Theatre; Central Square Theatre in Cambridge, MA; Theatre 80 and the Lafayette Street Theatre in NYC; and many others. This special engagement is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.
“If you see only one play this year about reflexive nonbinary relations, make it this one.”— Los Angeles Times
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