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Highly Rated! 
Scenes of Srinivasa Ramanujan's collaboration with G.H. Hardy around the time of World War I are mixed in with modern storylines including an Indian physicist who has applied Ramanujan's work to String Theory and a businessman going through the belongings of his wife, a mathematician who died while visiting India.
This play includes a great deal of "factual information": real quotes from Ramanujan and Hardy, along with serious mathematics (e.g. a discussion of the difficulty in determining the number of partitions of a natural number). Yet, I do not think its purpose is to teach the audience about these things as it is attempting to use them to create a work of art. The play uses video along with live actors to tie together Ramanujan's story with other related (or even not so related) themes into a moving and meaningful whole. India itself is a running theme, showing up for example the form of the British Telecom customer service agent and a cleaning woman at the university. Even the collapse of bee colonies is tied in with the rest of it. Having only read the script, I obviously did not get everything out of it that I could have if I had seen it performed, but I can already say that I think it is a magnificent work of art, one that does not shy away from mentioning math, but uses the math in a way that goes beyond what could be achieved by a purely nonfictional presentation of the same material. The Complicite website says of this play:
Some pictures from the production are available at the Barbican Theater website, at least for the moment. 
More information about this work can be found at www.complicite.org. 
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in nonfictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
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