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Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

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3680 Walnut Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 19104
When:
  • Tuesday October 1st 2013 at 12:00am to Saturday October 5th 2013 at 12:00am

“Snappy,” “sincere,” and “entertaining” (Boston Herald), Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze is a true-life saga about the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Reminiscent of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial Lean In, Truth Values was created in response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ now infamous suggestion that women are less represented in the sciences than men because of innate gender differences. The piece features writer/performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari charmingly bringing to life more than 30 characters, creating “refreshing delights of humor, even compassion” with wit and gusto (EDGE Boston).

These performances are supported in part by the Penn Forum for Women Faculty.


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