Sunday, October 15, 2006

Anyone seen...

...First Class Man? It's apparently a play based on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan by Alter Ego Productions and is on until the 21st of October off-off-off-off-off-off-off Broadway. Much as i find the choice of subject matter laudable, I have to say that i find stills from the show rather underwhelming.

And that's a pity--Ramanujan's life is infinitely fascinating, and the biography by Robert Kanigel, The Man Who Knew Infinity is, hands down, the *best* biography i've *ever* read.

Kanigel's sexy, almost-SF title doesn't hurt any either. First Class Man, OTOH, sounds like the story of a math-geek journeyman with mediocre academic ambitions. That or a stuffy frequent flier.

Still, the tix are relatively inexpensive ($18), and it might be worth checking out.

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