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Welcome to Paradise (2005)
Paul David-Goddard / Helen Miller

Not much happens in this play. A young Englishman who has just earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics goes on a trip to Australia to find himself. Co-author Helen Miller based the play on her true experiences with such a young man, who has supposedly since seen the play and returned to England to earn a doctorate in mathematics. Since I have not seen the play, I do not know how much of a role mathematics plays. If it turns out that it is essentially irrelevant, then I probably should remove this entry from the database. On the other hand, if it does play some more essential role, I would like to be able to say something about it. If you know any more than I do, please let me know!

(Thanks to Peter Freyd for sending me a review of the play.)

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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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