Staged Reading of Photograph 51

Staged Reading of Photograph 51

Produced by the The Theatre School at DePaul University:

“PHOTOGRAPH 51 tells the dramatic tale of the race to the double
helix in the years between 1951 and 1953, when Rosalind Franklin
and Maurice Wilkins were using X-ray diffraction to take images of
DNA. The play is named after one particular photograph that showed
its helical structure with striking clarity, which inspired scientists
to build their double helix model. But by the time the Nobel Prize
was awarded for the work in 1962, Franklin had died (at the age of
37) from ovarian cancer, leaving other scientist to share the prize.
Photograph 51 deals with the complex personal interactions between
Franklin, a pioneering woman scientist, and her male colleagues
during the time of this monumental discovery.”

Friday, September 23rd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Rosalind Franklin University
Rhoades Auditorium
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064