Catherine is taking care of her ailing father, a famous mathematician at the University of Chicago. He is losing his mind, but he is fighting it and trying to continue to work on his math. In a pivotal scene, her father is sitting outside wearing pants and a t-shirt in 30 degree December weather. He says he is really on to something now that will keep him busy for years. He refuses to go inside until Cathy reads it. “Let X equal the quantity of all quantities of X. Let X equal the cold. It is cold in December. The months of cold equal November through February.” It’s heart-breakingly clear that the glimmer of hope that he was again lucid is gone. Cathy worries that she will also go crazy while at the same time hoping she did inherit her father’s mathematical mind. In the intimate third floor theatre at the Royal George Theatre, the drama plays out intensely. See the winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001 through April 3rd!
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