Eager to hear back from audiences, young and old, who’ve taken in our first two previews of Anna Ziegler’s wonderful PHOTOGRAPH 51. What’s been fascinating is the ways in which this play, adapted very much from a variety of histories about Rosalind Franklin and the “race” to map the contours of DNA and reimagined by a dynamic playwright into a synthesis of deeply researched and reinvented history, bears a resemblance to the two other adaptations we’ve produced this calendar year, RETURN TO HAIFA and THE CHOSEN (running for 4 more performances through Sunday — and note, 3 of the 4 shows are now officially SOLD OUT!). Would love to hear other peoples’ takes on this burgeoning genre — the inventively reimagined historical drama — and the artistic and cultural usefulness of both honoring and deviating from the historical record. That’s just one of the topics that came up last in our talk-back with the audience in conversation with playwright and also with director Daniella Topol.
Meanwhile, beautiful pix have come in. Here’s another.
Looking forward to your thoughts!