The Catastrophist
Start: September 28, 2021 7:30 p.m.
End: September 28, 2021
Location: Cave Studio Theatre

Contact Details

CFA Box Office
765-285-8749

Written by Lauren M. Gunderson

Director: Laura Kloser

The Cave Theatre

  • September 21, 24, 26, 28, 30 at 7:30 pm
  • September 25, October 2 at 2:30 pm

How do you plan for a catastrophe? Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemic outbreaks, 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 cinematic digital theatre. MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). Though not a play about COVID19, it is a true story of a pandemic expert. An interactive deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of and for this moment in time.

General Public/Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors: $6 in advance, $8 at the door

How to Purchase Tickets

Tickets are available online, by phone or in-person at the College of Fine Arts Box Office. We are located in the lobby of Sursa Hall, on the corner of McKinley and Riverside. Our hours are Noon - 5p.m. and one hour before performances at the performance venue. Patrons can use the circle drive on Riverside or call 765-285-8749 during business hours. 

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