A young company bringing a Pulitzer winning play about theoretical scientists to the Fringe is either an act of genius or insanity. The difference between the two is a key theme in David Auburn’s remarkable tale of madness and mathematics, a complex piece given a lucid treatment here. The strong cast show an impressive attention to detail which makes every subtle motivation clear, even as they take evident pleasure in the comic potential embedded in the dialogue. Melis Aker particularly shines as central character Catherine, confidently portraying the conflicts of a woman whose life has been lived in the shadow of her brilliant but mentally ill father. With their thoughtful, moving and ambitious production, February 30th have undoubtedly proven themselves.
theSpace on the Mile, 3-18 Aug (not 5, 12), 1.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]