theatre student acting in an fvcc theatre production
Jan 29, 2020

"Photograph 51" opens Feb. 20 at FVCC

Caitlyn Goeman plays Rosalind Franklin in FVCC Theatre’s production of “Photograph 51,” also starring Hunter Hughes, Stuart Green and Isaac Glace (shown in background).

FVCC Theatre’s production of “Photograph 51” opens Thursday, Feb. 20 in the campus theatre located inside the Arts and Technology Building. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 20-22 and 27-29.

Based on a true story, “Photograph 51” is set in the 1950s and follows scientist Rosalind Franklin, an underappreciated genius working as the sole woman in the race to unlock the mysteries of DNA. When one of Franklin’s photographs, Photograph 51, shows the structural outline of DNA for the first time, her competitors are rapt with attention.

“’Photograph 51’ is both a searing character study and modern tragedy set amidst a historical scientific event,” FVCC Associate Professor Rich Haptonstall said.

Tickets for the play are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and free for students. They can be purchased online at, in the FVCC Bookstore or at the box office any night of the show.