Jungle Theater will co-present premiere of 'The Catastrophist,' based on the work of a virus hunter

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Kathy Berdan, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.
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Apr. 8—Jungle Theater in Minneapolis has joined with Round House Theatre in Maryland and Marin Theatre Company in California to present the virtual premiere of "The Catastrophist," on April 12. The new play is based on the life and work of "virus hunter" Nathan Wolfe and will stream through May 2.

"The Catastrophist" is written by Lauren Gunderson, whose plays "Miss Bennet," "Peter Pan and Wendy" and "The Wickhams" have been Jungle favorites in recent years.

According to a Jungle news release, the one-person show is about Wolfe, an award-winning virologist who proposed a plan to protect the economy from pandemics years before the COVID-19 outbreak. He also happens to be playwright Gunderson's husband. It stars William DeMeritt.

Tickets go on sale at noon April 12 for $25 per household. Student and class rates available for $10. Tickets and more information available at jungletheater.org.