A twenty-character extravaganza of thought and emotion which tells the story of Moses Vazsonyi, a renowned number theorist who at 47 already fears that he has lost his edge in the intellectually grueling world of prime number theory. In the winter of 1911 he brings his wife and three daughters to a seaside resort in England, where a gaggle of illustrious colleagues have gathered for a conference. As Moses struggles to complete his latest work -- investigating a special class of prime numbers which he has knighted "The Hysterical Girls" -- he brushes up against his legacy and his failings, his genius and his blindness, his desires and his will. With highly fanciful, stylized language, and dizzyingly intertwining storylines of deception, love, theater-making, sex, family affairs, professional competition, and, above all, Math, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem paints a bright canvas on which the heart and the intellect collide.
- 105 - 135 minutes
- 7 f, 11 m (17-20 actors possible: exactly 7 f, 10-13 m)
- Content Notes: Adult language
- Set: Minimal