March 7, 2013 – April 14, 2013
By David Auburn
Directed by Charles Newell
FEATURING: Chaon Cross, Kevin Gudahl, Erik Hellman, and Megan Kohl.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in Hyde Park comes home to Court Theatre in an inspired, non-naturalistic new production directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Genius mathematician and University of Chicago professor Robert is struggling with mental illness. His fiercely brilliant yet emotionally fragile daughter Catherine is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Caught between a new-found connection with one of Robert’s former students and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine’s world becomes increasingly unstable. As she struggles to find herself amid her father’s world of hidden complexities and tantalizing secrets, she is forced to face the possibility of inheriting both her father’s creative genius and his terrifying mental illness.