Next up at West End Players:

The moving and entertaining story of the woman who gave us the key to unlock the mystery of DNA — Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51

Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 is a moving portrait of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the largely-unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman — largely-unsung because the men usually credited with cracking the DNA code, James Watson and Francis Crick, did so by “borrowing” Franklin’s most important discovery.

Ellie Schwetye directs a cast including Nicole Angeli as Rosalind Franklin, Ben Ritchie as Maurice Wilkins, Ryan Lawson-Maeske as Ray Gosling, Alex Fyles as Don Caspar, Will Bonfiglio as James Watson and John Wolbers as Francis Crick.

Photograph 51 will be presented April 5-14, with performances Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Union Avenue Christian Church. Tickets are now on sale here.

WEPG snags three Theatre Circle Awards nominations

Congrats to three members of our WEPG family nominated for Theatre Circle Awards for their work on our stage in 2018.

Nathan Schroeder is nominated for best lighting design for his work on Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky in April.

Heather Sartin is nominated for best actress in a comedy for her work in Vladimir Zelevinsky’s The Great Seduction in November.

And playwright Vladimir Zelevinsky himself scored a nomination for The Great Seduction as best new play presented in St. Louis in 2018.

Congratulations to one and all, and best of luck at the awards presentation in March.