This Monday, I'll be back on the boards at Berkeley Rep as a. . .wait for it. . .PRIME NUMBER! And not just any prime number, but EVERY prime number! That's right. I'm a variable!
The annual Math Night at Monday Night Playground is upon us. I'm delighted to be performing in William Bivins's "The Broken-Tooth Comb," a tribute to the work of mathematician Yitang Zhang. In 2013, Zhang shook the world of number theory by establishing the maximum distance that can exist between any two prime numbers. I don't believe in spoilers, therefore, you'll have to come to the show to learn this distance. (Hint: it is a number that I, an actor who completed high school calculus and delayed the college math requirement until the last possible term, would categorize as "large.")
"The Broken-Tooth Comb" will be directed by Ken Sonkin, and will also feature Jomar Tagatac, Rinabeth Apostol, and Jackson Davis, with stage management by Bethanie Baeyen. We perform Monday, February 17 at 8pm at Berkeley Repertory Theatre; the evening comprises a total of six short plays. Tickets for Playground can be purchased at the door or in advance through the Playground Box Office.