Above: Promotional photo of Gioia De Cari for the performance of "Truth Values" at the Lyceum Theatre. Courtesy of TR/PR
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 9 at 8pm
January 10 at 8pm
January 11 at 8pm
January 12 at 8pm
For more information, visit http://www.unexpectedtheatre.org/