Friday, October 07, 2005

Of Math and Movies

"Proof," which featured a luminous Mary-Louise Parker when it opened on Broadway in October of 2000, has been reborn as a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow, who played the same role in London. Tampa audiences may have seen the CanStage production in TBPAC's Ferguson Hall in Jan. of 2003.

The plot of David Auburn's play involves a mathematical proof, but the real story is a suspenseful and meaningful meditation on certainty, truth and trust. It's nice to see Hollywood adapt something with some intelligent weight behind it. The movie opens in the Tampa Bay area today.

-Michael K.

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