By Anna Zeigler
Directed by Amanda Rountree
January 27 – Feb 6, 2022
Preview Jan 25
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
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"We were so powerful. Our instruments felt like extensions of our own bodies. We could see everything, really see it—except, sometimes, what was right in front of us."
In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results. Anna Zeigler's "rich, complex, and moving" (The Chicago Tribune) play honors the monumental contribution of one scientist with two X chromosomes whom history nearly left behind. Second-year MFA director Amanda Rountree makes her UW Drama mainstage debut.
|ROSALIND FRANKLIN||Joellen Sweeney||3rd year MFA actor|
|MAURICE WILKINS||Nick Bryant||3rd year MFA actor|
|RAY GOSLING||Nate Maszak||Undergraduate Drama Major|
|JAMES WATSON||Nic Morden||1st year MFA actor|
|FRANCIS CRICK||Koo Park||3rd year MFA actor|
|DON CASPAR||Gabriel Trimbur||2nd year MFA actor|
|ROSALIND FRANKLIN UNDERSTUDY||Alyssa Franks||MFA actor alum|
|WILKINS/CRICK UNDERSTUDY||Tyler Rogers||Guest|
|DIRECTOR||Amanda Rountree||2nd year MFA director|
|STAGE MANAGER||Nina Williams-Teramachi†||BA alum|
|SET DESIGNER||Brandon Riel||2nd year MFA designer|
|COSTUME DESIGNER||Isabella Harris||Undergraduate Drama major|
|LIGHT DESIGNER||Andrew D. Smith||UW Faculty|
|SOUND DESIGNER||Erin Bednarz
|Dramaturg||Amanda Marie Rogus||1st year phD student|
|ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGNER||Alex Parr||Guest|