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The Catastrophist
May 10 May 23
How do you plan for catastrophe?

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 Youreturns 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" ( new play that "will leave a lasting impression" (Ms. Magazine).


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May 10-May 23, 2021 By Lauren M. Gunderson A co-production of Marin Theatre Company and Round House Theatre Directed by Jasson Minadakis Featuring William DeMeritt STREAMING
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A special thank you to sponsors Nicole Sakowitz & Bill Pikounis.


This is a co-production of Marin Theatre Company and Round House Theatre