Court Theatre Announces Casting For PHOTOGRAPH 51, Featuring Chaon Cross

Court Theatre Announces Casting For PHOTOGRAPH 51, Featuring Chaon CrossCourt 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

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