Wednesday, January 18, 2017
OPENING: A Disappearing Number at Timeline
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“A mathematician, like a painter, or a poet, is a maker of patterns
… and beauty is the first test.”
Tonight we'll be ChiILin' with a long time favorite of ours, Chicago's acclaimed Timeline Theatre, for the press opening of A Disappearing Number. Check back soon for our full review. The long-awaited Chicago premiere of this exquisite, internationally acclaimed play about love, math, and how the past and future connect. In 1913, a clerk in rural India named Srinivasa Ramanujan sends a letter to famed mathematician G.H. Hardy, filled with astonishing mathematical theorems. In the present, a math professor and a businessman fall in love. Told in a whirlwind of vignettes spanning history and time, A Disappearing Number is a love letter to numbers, blending the beauty of everyday relationships with the mysticism of the cosmos.
Winner of the 2007 Critics’ Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, TimeLine’s production is a new and rare staging of this mesmerizing play.
A NEW AND RARE STAGING OF THE MESMERIZING PLAY
A DISAPPEARING NUMBER BY COMPLICITÉ, IN A TIMELINE THEATRE CHICAGO PREMIERE, JANUARY 11 – APRIL 9, 2017