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.
Catherine - 25 yr old. Smart but frazzled daughter of Robert, the Math genius. Has she inherited his genius and or his madness?
Robert - 50's Mathematical genius, Recently deceased. Plagued by mental illness.
Claire 29 Practical Older sister of Catherine. Left family to live a successful life in NYC.
Hal - 28 - Roberts protege. Ambitious young professor.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue for the audition. Monologue should reflect the themes of the play if possible. You will also be expected to read sides from the play (provided at audition). Auditions will be held at The Grand Theater on Sun December 17th and Monday December 18th. Callbacks . if necessary will be on December 21st.
Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Tues & Thurs in the evening. Exact times and scene specific rehearsal breakdown will be provided at auditions. Rehearsals will start on Jan 2nd.