Author(s): David Auburn
Genre: Drama
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.80 hours)
Product Number: Z10006736
Released: Jan 01, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781580815031
Narrator/s: Robert Foxworth
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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"An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn's dynamic play. Starring Anne Heche and Jeremy Sisto, Proof is a winner of the 2001 Tony award for Best Play as well as the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Includes an interview with Dr. Carrie Bearden, a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Bearden is working to identify brain-based traits that may provide clues as to the underlying causes of psychosis and bipolar disorder. She joined us to talk about the role of heredity in mental illness and the links between genius and madness. Also includes an interview with Steven Strogatz, a professor at the Cornell University School of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Strogatz is the author of three books, including Sync and The Calculus of Friendship, and has authored a column on mathematics for the New York Times. Dr. Strogatz joined us to talk about popular stereotypes of mathematicians, math as a ""young man's game,"" and the question of gender bias in the field. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Anne Heche as Catherine Jeremy Sisto as Hal Robert Foxworth as Robert Kaitlin Hopkins as Claire Directed by Jenny Sullivan. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Proof is part of L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series featuring science-themed play. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. "

Professional reviews

"L.A. Theatre Works brings this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning production to life in a moody, sparkling audio theater version. A sterling cast interprets this brainy drama with passion and commitment. While the story is strong in itself, the players, in this crisp, natural-sounding recording, commit to each moment. It's hard not to empathize with the mildly demented daughter of a mildly demented mathematician genius father as she encounters family strife, the possibility of love, and her own genius in the period following her father's death. The emotional stakes are high and are played to the hilt. The proof is in the listening. D.J.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"