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by Anna Ziegler

Directed by Daniella Topol
Produced by Theatre J, Washington D.C.







Rosalind Franklin: Elizabeth Rich

Maurice Wilkins: Clinton Brandhagen

James Watson: James Flanagan

Don Caspar: Tim Getman

Francis Crick: Michael Glenn

Ray Gosling: Alexander Strain


Set Design: Giorgos Tsappas

Light Design: Dan Covey

Costume Design: Luciana Stecconi

Sound Design/Composition: Veronika Vorel

Properties Design: HannaH J. Crowell

Stage Manager: Roy Gross



"Daniella Topol’s staging is as brisk and knowing as the 90-minute (no intermission) script...The frictions are steadily entertaining, in part because Topol has cast the play extremely well: The acting is intelligent and light, and the play feels like it’s constantly on the move."

– Washington Post

"Daniella Topol’s warm and personable cast brings the supporting characters...admirably to life."

– Washington City Paper

"Director Daniella Topol has assembled a tight ensemble..."

– Two Hours Traffic

"In director Daniella Topol's hands, the work becomes part memory play, part testimony told in flashback...[it] ably binds together the fragments that are known of Franklin's brief life...and as a theatrical experience, it's not just for science lovers."

– Washington Jewish Week

"Director Daniella Topol guides a fine cast through the action, keeping the jumps through the time vortex and shifting voices of the scientific chorus cleanly delineated."

– We Love D.C.

"Director Daniella Topol adeptly controls the pace of the piece, giving it an air of suspense while nicely balancing the character interplays.  She handles the ending scenes with great sensitivity..."

– D.C. Theatre Scene



Daniellla Topol director