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Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze

October 1 – 5

“Snappy,” “sincere,” and “entertaining” (Boston Herald), Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze is a true-life saga about the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Reminiscent of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial Lean In, Truth Values was created in response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ now infamous suggestion that women are less represented in the sciences than men because of innate gender differences. The piece features writer/performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari charmingly bringing to life more than 30 characters, creating “refreshing delights of humor, even compassion” with wit and gusto (EDGE Boston).



Tuesday, October 1 @ 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 2 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 3 @ 7:30 PM

Venue: Harold Prince Theatre
Run time: 75 minutes
Friday, October 4 @ 8 PM
Saturday, October 5 @ 8 PM

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Insights Events

October 1: Post-show Q & A with the artist
October 2: Post-show panel on art and science
October 3: Post-show panel on women in the sciences
October 4: Post-show Q & A with the artist
October 5: Post-show Q & A with the artist

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This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s Theatre Series.
Media support for these performances is provided by Philadelphia Weekly and WHYY.
These performances are supported in part by the Penn Forum for Women Faculty.

Photo credit: John Olson

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