Scientist-created theater: Blue Butterfly October 1, 2, and 3

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In collaboration with the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) “Recherche Live” tour, The Catalyst (UNIL-EPFL science-entertainment group) will be reviving Blue Butterfly for three performances October 1-3 at the Theatre La Grange de Dorigny in Lausanne. 

Did you miss Blue Butterfly in the spring? Now is your chance. 

Did you watch Blue Butterfly in the spring? Tell your friends who absolutely need to see it!

Watch the trailer:

Book your tickets for the reprise of Blue Butterfly:

Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny, Université de Lausanne

1, 2 and 3 October, 20h 

The piece will be in English, avec surtitres en français. 

Duration: 1h15 without intermission

A boundary-crossing fusion of science and performance created by The Catalyst Theater—Swiss National Science Foundation “Agora” Award winners—in collaboration with renowned British playwright Richard Crane and award-winning director Ailin Conant of Théâtre Témoin. 

Fiercely intelligent writing combines with physical theatre and projection technology in BLUE BUTTERFLY—this play created by a team of expert scientists, cutting-edge technologists, and award-winning theatre artists—to take audiences on both an intellectual and emotional ride. BLUE BUTTERFLY is the story of a young family grappling with demanding careers, an abnormal child, and fundamental forces of nature. Natalie and Simon are struggling scientists who have turned to TEDx talks and TV to thrust their research into the spotlight, while their brilliant but dangerous seven-year-old daughter gravitates towards her grandmother’s mystical beliefs. Their research into cancer, parasitism, maternal-fetal immunology, and organ transplantation echoes the complex dynamics of a family blind to their own dysfunction. When life spirals into crisis, we must ask ourselves: what do we want to believe?