Robert (Charles J. Roby), a brilliant mathematician, wakes up his daughter Catherine (Noelle Fair) who has fallen asleep on the couch in front of her entertainment magazines. Robert disapproves of the way that Catherine is apparently wasting her life living this way when she can follow in his footsteps and create mathematical proofs. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
However, not everything is as it seems. Catherine (Noelle Fair) that she would have loved to pursue something outside their home life but she has to take care of Robert’s (Charles J. Roby) failing mental health. The once brilliant mathematician dementia grows by the day with ever fleeting moments of lucidity. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
Catherine is startled from her encounter with Robert by the voice of one of his former grad students, Hal. Catherine awakens to the fact that she has been speaking to her DEAD father as if he were still around and not sure what she just experience. Is she slowly loosing herself the way Robert did? Hal (Devin Landin), is helping out going through her father’s papers says he’s done for the night and tries to get Catherine out of the house to see his band made up of other math nerds. Catherine (Noelle Fair) is not impressed at the offer. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
Claire (Jennifer Nasta), Rober’s other daughter arrives the next day for their father’s funeral and sort out his affairs. She buys lots of healthy breakfast and hygiene items that Catherine (Noelle Fair) is not used to and continues the wedge of resentment between the sister that left home and the one that had to stay to take care of their ailing father. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
At the funeral of her father, Catherine (Noelle Fair) wants to be alone but Hal (Devin Landin) pursues her and gets her to open up about how great her father was and Catherine quickly brings him back to earth. They speak about their common love of the beauty of mathematics and grow closer eventually spending the night together. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
Feeling more rejuvenated than she has in a long time, Catherine (Noelle Fair) shows Hal a notebook of math proofs that he not previously seen. While Hal is going through the book, Catherine encounters a hung over Clair (Jennifer Nasta) and says she knows of a healthy shampoo that will give life to her hair. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
Hal comes back wanting to know who wrote the book and Claire (Jennifer Nasta) is brought up to speed on this new discovery. They both corner Catherine (Noelle Fair) who eventually admits she is the author of the proofs not Robert. Hal and Claire disbelieve her and Catherine goes into a tirade trying to destroy the book and storms off to her room. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
In her self imposed exile, Catherine remembers back to a period when her father showed signs of recovering from his dementia. Above, a lucid Robert (Charles J. Roby) has returned to his work and even expounds on his dislike for pasta as that seems to be the only dish that Catherine (Noelle Fair) wants to make. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
Catherine (Noelle Fair) tells her father Robert (Charles J. Roby) that with him seemingly better she has enrolled in a school away from their home. This news doesn’t thrill Robert and says that she is wasting her potential. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
Hal (Devin Landin), as this point a grad student, arrives in the middle of Robert and Catherine’s argument. Hal is being advised by Robert on graduate thesis and knows to keep his distance from the bickering family. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
Headstrong father and daughter, Robert (Charles J. Roby) and Catherine (Noelle Fair) continually challenge each other’s position as to who is right about her decision to return to school. Here they continue their one upsmansship until finally they call it a truce. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
In the present, Claire (Jennifer Nasta) finalizes the sale of Robert’s house and plans on moving her and Catherine back to her home. Hal (Devin Landin) arrives begging to have the book peer reviewed to see if it is Robert’s or possibly Catherine is telling the truth. After some convincing, Claire agrees but confides to Hal that she has always been envious of the relationship her father and Catherine shared over math. Here she asks for him to try and explain the intricate relationship laid out in the proof. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
In another flashback Catherine (Noelle Fair) rushes home from school to find Robert (Charles J. Roby) working outside in his shorts in wintery temperatures. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
Robert (Charles J. Roby) is on fire telling Catherine (Noelle Fair) that he is the most clear that he has been in his life that his thinking machine is on and he’s churning out new research. This emboldens Catherine to think that despite appearances her father may be truly and finally back. However, hope fades when she reads his proof. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
In the present day, Catherine (Noelle Fair) awakes from her self imposed exile and packs to move with Claire. The pair try to avoid each other’s gaze as Claire (Jennifer Nasta) tries to make small talk of their move, saying how wonderful Catherine’s new life will be. The sisters true feelings finally come out and Clarie, having had enough, gives Catherine her plane ticket and an ultimatum, either follow or stay but stop using her as a punching bag. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY
Hal (Devin Landin) arrives soon after Claire storms out and says that the book checks out as not being Robert’s but brilliant. He insists that Catherine should publish her work but Catherine (Noelle Fair) wants nothing more to do with math and starts to follow Claire. Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.
Hal pleads with Catherine to stay saying he doesn’t know what the future holds but she can make a new life for herself and to start with the book. Catherine comes to realize that Robert was right all along, that math is where she belonged. Here, Catherine (Noelle Fair) takes a first tentative step and lays out her theory to Hal (Devin Landin). Beckmann Theater, New York, NY.