The Pauper's Theater
 
Schrödinger's Cat Must Die!
 
written and performed by T. James Belich
directed by Kevin Thomas Whitby
 

 
Physics meets physical theater, science made simple, world domination for everyone.  Mayhem guaranteed.


Having been booted disgracefully out of the Mad Scientist's Union and having failed thirty-seven times to take over the world, Dr. Ernest Volt has turned his attention to the theory of world domination.  Through his Mad Scientist Training Academy™ he plans to train in a new generation of evil geniuses to succeed where he has failed.  However, Dr. Volt's work is constantly hindered by his hapless assistant who wrecks his experiments, derails his inventions, and keeps harassing his cat!  From basic motion to quantum mechanics Dr. Volt lays the groundwork for a successful career in the mad sciences.  But when his assistant performs a terrible and forbidden experiment on his beloved cat, Dr. Volt decides to end his assistant's interference once and for all.  Meanwhile the assistant seeks to destroy his own ultimate nemesis: Schrödinger's Cat.

Physics meets physical theater in this (literally) experimental one-man show where equations become exciting, science becomes simple, and world domination is for everyone.  Join Dr. Volt's Mad Scientist Training Academy™ and unleash your inner evil genius, mayhem guaranteed!


Schrödinger's Cat Must Die! is now available as a touring production (see booking information). If you are interested in bringing this one-of-a-kind production to your school, workplace, etc. please email T. James Belich for details and pricing.

What people had to say about the show:

"T. James Belich's script knocks down the barriers for physics-phobic people... the play's combination of art and science is uniquely silly and savvy."
- Claudia Haas, playwright

"Best suspension of disbelief... this funny, educational and kid-friendly performance features washed-up villain Dr. Volt reminiscing over his glory days of cartoonish super-villainy while... the setting and character work together to make the audience forget that they're actually at a show, and not a seminar on mad scientistry."
- Rob Callahan, l'etoile magazine

"Brilliant! ...the way school should have been."
- Brian Alexander, performer of the Pizpor Magic Show

"Bill Nye Crossed With Dr. Horrible... darkly humorous and educational at the same time..."
- Heather Baldwin, audience review

"...possibly the smartest show at the Fringe."
- William Marth, audience review