Partition

Partition
by Ira Hauptman

Productions (13)
  • Drama
  • 140 - 145 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m (5-6 actors possible: exactly 1 f, 4-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Unit set.

Partition
by Ira Hauptman

(0)
Productions (13)
  • Drama
  • 140 - 145 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m (5-6 actors possible: exactly 1 f, 4-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Unit set.

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.

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Play Details

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.

Translations of this play are available in French, Italian, and Tamil; contact us for details.

  • Drama
  • 140 - 145 minutes
  • 1 f, 4 m (5-6 actors possible: exactly 1 f, 4-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Unit set.

Published Reviews

"This is one terrific theater evening...a play which grabs you from the beginning and takes you through an often funny, but moving and deeply human experience."

Berkeley Daily Planet

"This deftly imagined, multileveled drama is a small jewel."

Variety

"An intriguing play."

Talkin' Broadway

"Witty, intelligent, and surprisingly accessible to the math-challenged."

East Bay Express (San Francisco)

"Something Hauptman's play has that other math and science plays do not is a rich sense of humor."

Oakland Tribune

"Brilliant portrayal of cultural conflicts."

Deccan Herald (India)

"A well-written and witty play."

San Francisco Bay Guardian

Production History

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Production Group
Location
DEC 21, 2017 - JAN 14, 2018
Indra's Net Theater
Berkeley, CA United States
Indra's Net Theater Berkeley, CA United States
MAY 15, 2017 - MAY 15, 2017
Indra's Net Theater
Berkeley, CA United States
Indra's Net Theater Berkeley, CA United States
AUG 02, 2013 - AUG 18, 2013
Www.shunyatheatre.org
Houston, TX United States
Www.shunyatheatre.org Houston, TX United States
MAR 05, 2010 - MAR 28, 2010
Spotlighters Theatre
Baltimore, MD United States
Spotlighters Theatre Baltimore, MD United States
MAR 04, 2010 - MAR 13, 2010
Explora Theater
Albuquerque, NM United States
Explora Theater Albuquerque, NM United States
MAY 15, 2006 - MAY 16, 2006
Underground Railway Theater
Arlington, MA United States
Underground Railway Theater Arlington, MA United States
OCT 01, 2004 - OCT 31, 2004
Bangalore Little Theatre
Bangalore, India
Bangalore Little Theatre Bangalore, India
SEP 01, 2004 - OCT 31, 2004
Theatre du Rideau
Brussels, Belgium
Theatre du Rideau Brussels, Belgium
APR 01, 2003 - MAY 31, 2003
Aurora Theatre
Berkeley, CA United States
Aurora Theatre Berkeley, CA United States
JAN 01, 2003 - JAN 31, 2003
FirstStage (workshop)
Hollywood, CA United States
FirstStage (workshop) Hollywood, CA United States
SEP 01, 2002 - JAN 01, 1970
Magic Theatre (staged reading)
San Francisco, CA United States
Magic Theatre (staged reading) San Francisco, CA United States
MAY 01, 2002 - MAY 31, 2002
Odyssey Theatre (staged reading)
Los Angeles, CA United States
Odyssey Theatre (staged reading) Los Angeles, CA United States
MAR 01, 2002 - MAR 31, 2002
Ensemble Studio Theatre (staged reading)
New York, NY United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre (staged reading) New York, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
DEC 21, 2017 - JAN 14, 2018
Indra's Net Theater
Berkeley, CA United States
Indra's Net Theater Berkeley, CA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 15, 2006 - MAY 16, 2006
Underground Railway Theater
Arlington, MA United States
Underground Railway Theater Arlington, MA United States
SEP 01, 2004 - OCT 31, 2004
Theatre du Rideau
Brussels, Belgium
Theatre du Rideau Brussels, Belgium
APR 01, 2003 - MAY 31, 2003
Aurora Theatre
Berkeley, CA United States
Aurora Theatre Berkeley, CA United States

Awards (2)

Plays for the 21st Century national competition, Playwrights' Theatre of Dallas (2001)

Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commission (2002)