I’m so thrilled to be working with this excellent company on this world premiere of Kenneth Lin’s hilarious and heartfelt play about the value of life and the infinity of the soul.
After his proof for the Riemann Hypothesis (one of the world’s last great math puzzles) disastrously flames out, Mitch Bloom, a brilliant mathematician finds himself working as a consultant using complex algorithms to set the value of human lives in wrongful death cases. His knack for de-valuing lives has made him the darling of the insurance companies, but what will he do when the wrongful death of a billionaire philanthropist crosses his desk, and the future of a small town hangs in the balance?
I play Mitch’s cousin and new associate, trying his hand at a macabre occupation, while wrestling with demons of his own.
3.5 stars. “A really lovely little play… with a lot to say about how we value one life over another.” – Chicago Tribune
Recommended. “A great play that a lot of people should see. Guy Wicke is terrific…” – Newcity
Recommended. “Another reminder that you don’t see better acting on any Chicago stage than Jackalope’s.” – Chicago Reader
Recommended. “Earnest and engaging… beautifully acted production.” – Storefront Rebellion
4 stars. “A fascinating theater production…portrayed incredibly well by everyone involved.” – Third Coast Review
“[This] blend of awe for math and realistic expectations about flawed people makes for a fun cocktail… Wicke is absolutely charming…” – Theatre By Numbers
Life on Paper runs May 14 – June 22, 2019: Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm (and a Monday industry night on 6/17).
Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park in Edgewater.
Discount code MATHCUTE will get you cheap tix, but there are only a limited supply for each night, so act fast!