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Truth Values:

One Girl's Romp through M.I.T's Male Math Maze

Written and performed by Gioia de Cari
Directed by Miriam Eusebio

Presented by the UC Irvine ADVANCE Program
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nonbinary algorithms and sexism collide in Truth Values, a painfully funny production about one woman’s struggle to navigate the male math maze. Inspired by the actual experiences of actress-playwright and “recovering mathematician” Gioia  De Cari, this hilarious one-woman show follows de Cari’s misadventures as female Ph.D candidate in the elite boys club of the M.I.T. math department.

Created as a response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ now infamous suggestion that women are less represented than men in the sciences because of innate gender differences, De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful, and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman  in a male-dominated field.

Winner of an Overall Excellence Award for Best Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival, Truth Values has been hailed by critics and audiences alike.

"If you see only one play this year about reflexive nonbinary relations, make it this one." — Los Angeles Times

"De Cari is an appealing and nimble-witted performer . . . a kind of wide-eyed Alice-in-Numberland.” — Boston Globe

Funny and insightful one-woman show… replete with hilarious characters… The story is riveting… go see this show!” — Curtain Up

Theatre Event Details


Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00pm

Location Irvine Barclay Theatre

4242 Campus Drive in Irvine

Student Admission $7
UCI Faculty & Staff $10
General Public $20


UCI ADVANCE Program for Equity & Diversity

UC Irvine: Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Biological Sciences, The Paul Merage School of Business, Department of Education, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Physical Sciences, School of Social Ecology, School of Social Sciences, Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity, Graduate Division, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, Division of Undergraduate Education