by Richard Crane & The Catalyst, scripted play
In collaboration with renowned playwright Richard Crane and boundary-crossing director Ailin Conant, The Catalyst has devised a new theater piece about acceptance in biology, in society, and in our belief systems.
This piece premiered at Theatre Pitoëff in Geneva, April 29th, 2015, where it ran through May 2nd. This was followed by a brief run in Lausanne at the Grange de Dorigny from May 8-10, 2015.
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 resort 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, and immunology 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?