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Playwright:  David Auburn (Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and Joseph Kesselring Prize for Drama winner; Guggenheim Foundation Grant Recipient)

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. Following his death, her older sister contends that Catherine lacks the mental ability to live on her own while her father’s patronizing former PhD student at the University of Chicago questions her authorship of a complicated groundbreaking mathematical proof that will change the field of study, not only because she’s had no formal training in mathematics, but because she’s a woman as well.

Awards: Drama Desk Award for Best New Play in 2000; Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, all in 2001.

Film Adaptation:  The 2005 film adaptation featured Gwyneth Paltrow (who played Catherine in the original West End production in 2002), Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Director:  Robert Cacioppo

Set Design:  Steven McLean (Butterflies Are Free, Ho! Ho! Ho! The Christmas Show, Breaking Legs, The Foreigner, Admissions, The Cocktail Hour).

Lighting: Andrew Zebroski (Butterflies Are Free, Ho! Ho! Ho! The Christmas Show, Breaking Legs, The Lifespan of a Fact).

Costume Design: Sallyanne Bianchetta (Butterflies Are Free, Ho! Ho! Ho! The Christmas Show).


Play Dates and Times:

Discounted Previews February 6, 2024 – February 8, 2024

Performances are Tuesday through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays at 3:00, as follows:

  • 7:30 p.m. performances are February 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 & 29 and March 1 & 2; and
  • 3:00 p.m. matinees on February 11, 18 & 25 and March 3

Tickets:  Tickets range from $35 – $55. This production is staged in ¾ thrust, limiting seating to only 128 seats per performance. Tickets and details regarding subscription packages are available at or by calling the Box Office at 239-800-3292.

Location:  Players Circle Theater, 13211 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919.

January 29, 2024.

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