Court Theatre, under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, continues its 2018/19 season with Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Photograph 51 runs January 17 – February 17, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm.
History may well remember the work of Watson and Crick that shaped biology, but it was British chemist Rosalind Franklin who provided the key to the double helix DNA discovery. Photograph 51 shares the complex story of an ambitious female scientist in a world of men, her pursuit for the secret of life, and her forgotten accomplishments.
As the Center for Classic Theatre, Court will invite collaborations with scientific experts at the University of Chicago as partners for Photograph 51, to utilize the intellectual resources unique to Court Theatre.
The cast of Photograph 51 includes Chaon Cross (Rosalind Franklin), Alex Goodrich (James Watson), Nicholas Harazin (Francis Crick), Nathan Hosner (Maurice Wilkins), Gabriel Ruiz (Ray Gosling), and Yousof Sultani (Don Caspar).
Tickets, priced $50-$74 ($38-$56 for previews) are available at the Court Theatre Box Office (5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago), by calling (773) 753-4472, or online at www.CourtTheatre.org.
Fact Sheet / Photograph 51
Title: Photograph 51
By: Anna Ziegler
Directed by: Vanessa Stalling
Featuring: Chaon Cross (Rosalind Franklin), Alex Goodrich (James Watson), Nicholas Harazin (Francis Crick), Nathan Hosner (Maurice Wilkins),
Gabriel Ruiz (Ray Gosling), and Yousof Sultani (Don Caspar).
Creative Team: Arnel Sancianco (scenic design), Mieka Van Der Ploeg (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), Jeffrey Levin (sound design),
and Paul Deziel (projection design).
Dates: Previews: January 17 – 25, 2019
Press Opening: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
Regular Run: January 27 – February 17, 2019
Schedule: Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. (except January 19 & 26) and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Tickets: $38-$56 previews
$50-$74 regular run
Box Office: Located at 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.
Court Theatre’s 2018/19 season is dedicated to Court’s late Executive Director, Stephen J. Albert.
Photograph 51 is sponsored by The Women’s Board of the University of Chicago.
Three and four -play subscriptions to Court’s 2018/19 season range from $96 to $240 and are on sale now. To purchase a subscription or to receive more information, call the Court Theatre Box Office at (773) 753-4472, or visit Court’s website at www.CourtTheatre.org.
Court Theatre is the professional theatre of the University of Chicago, dedicated to innovation, inquiry, intellectual engagement, and community service. Court endeavors to make a lasting contribution to classic American theatre by expanding the canon of translations, adaptations, and classic texts. The theatre revives lost masterpieces; illuminates familiar texts; explores the African American theatrical canon; and discovers fresh, modern classics. Court engages and inspires its audience by providing artistically distinguished productions, audience enrichment activities, and student educational experiences.