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We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 22, 2014

Photograph 51

PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Live Theatre Workshop

By Anna Ziegler

Directed by Sabian Trout

Matt Brown
Matthew Copley
Lori Hunt
Steve McKee
Nick Trice
& Brian Wees



Jewish scientist Rosalind Franklin's X-ray imaging revealed DNA’s double helix structure leading to the Nobel Prize, but not for her. Relive the competitive chase to be the first to map the DNA molecule in this riveting story of a young, ambitious scientist and her unsung, trailblazing achievements.

“Smartly crafted…brisk and knowing… steadily entertaining” - Washington Post



Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM

Show added! - Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 PM


February 20 - March 22, 2014

Preview Performances: February 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night Performance: Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 PM - Reception with the cast after the show

Preview Tickets: $12 | Regular Tickets: $18 with discounts available

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242


Lori Hunt and Matthew Copley in PHOTOGRAPH 51


Anna Ziegler Anna Ziegler’s plays include: PHOTOGRAPH 51, DOV AND ALI, LIFE SCIENCE, VARIATIONS ON A THEME, THE MINOTAUR, AN INCIDENT, SUNLIGHT IN A CAFETERIA, BFF, and NOVEL. Ziegler is also adapting PHOTOGRAPH 51 into a screenplay. She holds commissions from the Sloan Foundation, New Georges and the Virginia Stage Company. She is the winner of the 2010 Douglas T. Ward Playwriting Prize, awarded by Tisch, which is given to an alumnus of the dramatic writing program in celebration of her/his work. A graduate of Yale, she holds an MFA from Tisch. Anna Ziegler’s poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2003, The Threepenny Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Reactions, The Mississippi Review, Arts and Letters, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, The Saint Ann’s Review, and other journals.




Sabian Trout (Director) is thoroughly enjoying her eighth season as LTW’s Artistic Director. Previous LTW directing credits include THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, REGRETS ONLY, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, MAURITIUS, RECKLESS, THREE VIEWINGS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, THE DINNER PARTY, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, THE GIN GAME, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LOST IN YONKERS, FUNNY MONEY, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, BROADWAY BOUND and BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. Sabian has over 30 years of experience as a director, actor, stage manager, producer, and theatre teacher. Professional credits include productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Austin’s State Theatre, LA Theatre Works, and Arizona Theatre Company.


 Matt Brown (Ray) This is Matt’s second appearance on the LTW Mainstage. He recently played the versatile “Man” in HOLIDAY MEMORIES. Matt began acting onstage as a child in the Seattle area and earned a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts at Western Washington University, then lived for several years in Los Angeles where he also appeared in numerous movies and television shows. Matt has lived in Tucson for four years and has also worked with Beowulf Alley, Red Barn Theatre, Old Pueblo Playwrights, and Murder Mystery Mayhem. His favorite past roles include ROUGH CROSSING (Dvornichek), FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HEDDA GABLER (Tesman), LYSISTRATA (Pleones), THE UNDERPANTS (Cohen), HAMLET (Polonius), COUGAR! (Peter), TAKING ON MACBETH (AJ Hogan), FUGHEDDABOUDIT (Michael DonLeone), THE FOREIGNER (Owen Musser), OF MICE AND MEN (Whit), SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE (Holmes), and THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Firs).


 Matt Brown and Lori Hunt in PHOTOGRAPH 51Matthew Copley (Don) recently returned to his hometown of Tucson, AZ and is excited to be treading its dusty boards once again. A graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Theatre Education, Matthew feels as though he has worked on and/or behind most of Tucson’s stages. He most recently appeared on the LTW stage in the Etcetera production of PLAYING WITH FIRE, for which he also designed and created the Special FX Makeup. Some of Matthew's additional acting credits include Etcetera's ROMEO AND JULIET, Beowulf Alley's STONES IN HIS POCKETS, Borderlands Theater's THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), a.k.a. Theatre's REAL LIVE DEATH, Nathalia Ensemble's HOT L BALTIMORE, METAtheatre’s A MACBETH, and multiple appearances in Borderlands Theater's annual productions of A TUCSON PASTORELA.


 Lori Hunt (Rosalind) is pleased to return to LTW, having previously played the role of Violet in 2012’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE—A RADIO PLAY. Recently she was in Beowulf Alley’s SAVAGE BOND (Evelyn) and Invisible Theatre’s THE LETTERS (Anna). Lori was a 2009 MAC Award nominee for Invisible Theatre’s LEAVING IOWA and a recipient in 2013 for Arizona Onstage Productions’s 5 WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS. Lori spent 9 years at Shadowbox Live in Ohio as a resident sketch comedian/actor/writer/rock singer, appearing in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CABARET, and TOMMY while there. Lori is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Theatre and has trained at both the UCB and the Groundlings theatres in Los Angeles. In her spare time Lori likes to work out and eat real food, occasionally at the same time.


 Steve McKee (Francis) is delighted to return to the LTW Mainstage with this talented cast. Previous LTW productions include SEE HOW THEY RUN, CACTUS FLOWER, BEAU JEST, and THE UNEXPECTED GUEST. Steve recently appeared in The Rogue Theatre’s THE WINTER’S TALE, MOTHER COURAGE, RICHARD III, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE. He has also appeared in Arizona OnStage Productions’ THE FULL MONTY (where he remained fully clothed), SWEENEY TODD, and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. He has performed at The Gaslight Theatre and been in a number of local independent and student films.


 Nick Trice and Brian Wees in PHOTOGRAPH 51Nick Trice (James) is fresh off his run with Winding Road in its critically acclaimed production of CABARET, is thrilled to be back on the LTW Mainstage. Nick received his training in musical theatre & film acting at Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa Bay under Artistic Directors Ben Vereen & Deb McWaters. He was last seen on the LTW Mainstage as William in LOBBY HERO. Amongst his most notable roles are in Winding Road’s CABARET (Cliff Bradshaw), NOW Theatre’s PILLOWMAN (Detective Ariel), and LTW’s THE FOREIGNER (Froggy) and PICNIC (Hal Carter) for which he received a MAC award nomination for Best Actor. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support. He would also like to commend this incredible cast, crew, and director for their hard work and dedication on this production.


 Brian Wees (Maurice) spent his early years honing his skills on the stages of Washington D.C. and New York City, most notably as an original cast member in Joseph Papp’s Off-Broadway production of HAGAR’S CHILDREN. Since moving to Tucson, Brian has appeared in numerous productions including Live Theatre Workshop's CAUGHT IN THE NET, CHAPTER TWO, PICNIC and ALL MY SONS; Quintessential Stage’s A SKULL IN CONNEMARA and THE WEIR; Beowulf Alley’s OF MICE AND MEN; Brachiate’s MACBETH; Borderlands’ GUANTANAMO; The Rouge’s THE DEAD; Arizona Repertory Theatre’s RUM & COKE; Winding Road’s A HUMAN EQUATION; and Invisible Theatre’s CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION.