London, 1952. British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin is a research associate at King’s College, where her X-ray imaging has revealed DNA’s double helix structure. This discovery leads to the Nobel Prize – not for her, but for three men: Francis Crick, James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Wilkins. Recounting the competitive chase to map the DNA molecule, Photograph 51, examines science’s historic #metoo bias. This production celebrates the anniversaries of The Nora, URT, and CST!
Photograph 51 is part of The Brit d’Arbeloff Women in Science Production Series. A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production.
- Anna Ziegler playwright
- Rebecca Bradshaw director