The innovative interweaving of romance and math was conceived and directed by Simon McBurney. The 2008 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, it has toured the world and was recently performed in New York as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
Broadcasts in the New York City area include:
Brooklyn Academy of Music
NYU Skirball Center for the Arts
Cinema 123 (Upper East Side); includes an encore on Oct. 17
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville
Fairfield University, CT, includes an encore on Oct. 16
Time and Space, Hudson; includes an encore on Oct. 22nd
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC); playing Nov. 7
Kew Gardens Cinema
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook (CT)
Monmouth University (NJ), playing Oct. 21
For a complete list of screening locations, dates and times, visit ntlive.com.
According to press notes, A Disappearing Number "weaves together the story of two love affairs, separated by a century and a continent. The first happens now. The second is set in 1914. It tells of the heartbreaking collaboration between the greatest natural mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a penniless Brahmin from Madras in South India, and his British counterpart, the brilliant Cambridge don GH Hardy. With a haunting original score by Nitin Sawhney, this piece of startling visual poetry is a compelling meditation on love, mathematics and the pain of exile in an age when we think we can belong anywhere and have everything."
NT Live will continue its second season of screenings Dec. 9 with Hamlet, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Rory Kinear. Contact local venues for ticket information. Ticket prices may vary; the average price is $20.