Photograph 51

The Unicorn Theatre
6 East Street · Stockbridge · MA 01262
Photograph 51

An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her often overlooked role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. Set in the 1950s, the age of scientific discovery, researchers are scrambling to be the first to unlock the mysteries of DNA. Among these scientists is Franklin, an underappreciated genius working as the sole woman in her field of study. When one of her photographs shows the structural outline of DNA for the first time, her competitors James Watson and Francis Crick are rapt with attention. Watson and Crick’s ambition to become the first to create a working model of DNA, coupled with Franklin’s stubbornness, leads the two men to gain notoriety as the first to complete and discover the DNA model and leave Franklin out of the history books.

A balance of the historical, romantic and scientific, Photograph 51 is a touching play about ambition, isolation and the race for greatness.


written by Anna Ziegler
directed by David Auburn

Previews: Thursday, June 15 at 7pm and Friday, June 16 at 7pm
Opening/Press Night: Saturday, June 17 at 7pm
Closing: Saturday, July 1 at 7pm

Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $56

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