Partition

Two geniuses. Two worlds. One maddening riddle. In 1913, a young, self-taught mathematical genius in India named Srinivasa Ramanujan is invited to England to work with G. H. Hardy, a Cambridge professor.

Play title:  Partition

Author (s): Ira Hauptman

Publisher: PlayScripts Inc.

Publication Date: 2006

Genre: Drama (The play is a fantasy based on the facts of these men’s lives.)

Primary Discipline: Mathematics

Scientist (s):  Srinivasa Ramanujan, G. H. Hardy, Pierre De Fermat

Source Texts:  Unknown

Character Breakdown:  4 men, 1 woman;

Srinivasa Ramanujan, G.H. Hardy, Namagiri of Namakkal, Alfred Billington, Pierre De Fermat, London Police Officer.

Setting: Cambridge

Time Period: 1913-1920

Synopsis of Play: Two geniuses. Two worlds. One maddening riddle. In 1913, a young, self-taught mathematical genius in India named Srinivasa Ramanujan is invited to England to work with G. H. Hardy, a Cambridge professor. But just as mathematics draws these two men from vastly different cultures together, it also possesses the power to destroy them. A riveting fantasy based on real events.

First Performance Date: March 1st, 2002

First Producer: Ensemble Studio Theatre

Performance History: Partition was originally produced by Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley, California.  Commissioned and developed by the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.

Review Links:

http://www.ams.org/notices/200311/rev-ribet.pdf

http://variety.com/2003/legit/reviews/partition-1200541626/

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/partition-courtyard-theat-14951

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/02/review-math-genius-consumes-himself-in-haunting-berkeley-play/

http://www.indrasnettheater.com/photos-for-press/

http://britishtheatre.com/review-partition-west-yorkshire-playhouse-5stars/

Entered by Denise Gillman and Brooke Sanders

Production Photos:

Indra’s Net Theater | Berkeley, CA
Indra’s Net Theater | Berkeley, CA

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