TRUTH VALUES: ONE GIRL'S ROMP THROUGH M.I.T.'s MALE MATH MAZE Plays the Lyceum Theatre, 1/9-12
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by BWW News Desk
Are Women Inferior to Men in Math and Science? NYC writer/performer and "recovering mathematician" Gioia De Cari offers a woman's perspective on this question, as she shares her experiences in higher mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the autobiographical solo show, TRUTH VALUES: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'S Male Math Maze, directed by Miriam Eusebio. The show runs January 9-12 at the Lyceum Theatre.
While making the most of the comic absurdity of being the only woman in a spooky basement office, being asked to serve cookies at a seminar and retaliating with "fashion experiments," TRUTH VALUES is also a serious exploration of the world of elite mathematics and the role of women in math and science.
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is pleased to present a special engagement of this play during the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings. The MAA is a membership organization that focuses on advancing the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level. Each performance will be followed by a provocative and engaging discussion on women in mathematics. The special engagement of this 75-minute one woman show is open to the public.
The original show premiered in August 2009 at the New York International Fringe Festival where it won Best Solo show and has gone on to become a national hit, playing at over 30 venues including a sold out show at the La Jolla Playhouse Potiker Theater in 2011. De Cari developed the play in the studio of Wynn Handman, legendary for his work with monologists including John Leguizamo and Eric Bogosian.
In this funny and insightful performance, De Cari inhabits no fewer than 30 roles. This sincere and entertaining production addresses misconceptions of gender and academia with honesty, wit and energy. Her deeply touching performance has earned raves from critics and stirred audiences to standing ovations.
TRUTH VALUES: ONE GIRL'S ROMP THROUGH M.I.T.'S MALE MATH MAZE plays January 9 - 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Click HERE for the performance schedule. All shows play the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, San Diego, California. Tickets: $38.50. Call 619-544-1000 or visit www.lyceumevents.org or visit www.unexpectedtheatre.org.