Anna Ziegler: Plays One: Photograph 51; A Delicate Ship Boy; The Last Match (Oberon Modern Playwrights) (Paperback)
The first collection of plays from a major American playwright, Plays One includes: Photograph 51, A Delicate Ship, Boy and The Last MatchPhotograph 51: Does Rosalind Franklin know how precious her photograph is? In the race to unlock the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be first to see it and more importantly, understand it? Anna Ziegler's extraordinary play looks at the woman who cracked DNA and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history. A Delicate Ship: A haunting love triangle triggers an unexpected chain of events in this poetic play. A humorous and heartbreaking look at love and memory. This play received its world premiere in March 2014 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Boy: Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love in a new body, and the inextricable bonds between doctor and patient - creator and creation. Commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Sloan Foundation. The Last Match: The semifinals of the U.S. Open are underway. Sergei Sergeyev, an up-and-coming Russian phenom, and Tim Porter, a great American superstar in the twilight of his career, battle under the lights on center court. As the intense, back-and-forth action unfolds, Anna Ziegler take us inside the minds of these two extraordinary players to contemplate athleticism, masculinity and marriage. And by match point, much more has been won and lost than a game of tennis.
Anna Ziegler's plays include Photograph 51, The Last Match (The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA and City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA), Boy (Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City), A Delicate Ship (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Another Way Home (Washington DC at Theater J; previously produced at The Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA). She has been commissioned by The Manhattan Theatre Club, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Virginia Stage Company and New Georges.