Run time: 80 minutes
Best enjoyed by ages 13+
Renowned real-life virologist Nathan Wolfe proposed pandemic insurance years before the novel coronavirus outbreak. No one bought it. Now, in a post-COVID world, we hear his story, presented as a filmed theatrical experience. America’s most produced dramatist Lauren Gunderson (2017's I and You) returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe, who happens to be the playwright's husband. A deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist has been hailed as a "brilliant and riveting" (wttw.com) new play that "will leave a lasting impression" (Ms. Magazine).
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The New York Times
Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is the subject of a new play at Round House. He’s also the playwright’s husband.
The Washington Post
San Francisco Chronicle
A special thank you to sponsors Nicole Sakowitz & Bill Pikounis.
This is a co-production of Marin Theatre Company and Round House Theatre