In a Harvard basement office, Henrietta Swan Leavitt maps the night sky, cataloging the stars. Although the task seems endless, she may complete it long before she’s accepted in the man’s world of 19th-century scientific study. And can her studies teach her anything about the mysterious territory of her own heart? Revel in the romance of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, science, and determination.
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“The ingredients are simple … but the result is sheer magic.” (SFGate)
“A lively, funny, accessible play that’s alive with interesting ideas.” (ArtsATL)
Please note: Silent Sky runs 2 hours long and contains historical and romantic themes and content, so may not be suitable for patrons younger than middle-school age. Parental discretion advised. Children under six years old and babes-in-arms are not permitted.
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Season 11 Corporate Sponsor: Center Copy Printing
Season 11 Co-Benefactor: Terry & Noel Hefty of Peak Asset Management
Season 11 Co-Benefactor: Karolynn Lestrud
Season 11 Partner: Paul Repetto & Janet Pyle
Corporate Production Sponsor: The Millstone Evans Group of Raymond James
Producing Partners: Diana & Mike Kinsey
Director: Kate Folkins
Stage Manager: Karen Horns
Dramaturg: Heather Beasley
Set Designer: Tina Anderson
Costume Designer: Katie Horney
Lighting Designer: Andrew Metzroth
Sound Designer: Jonathan Holt Howard
Projections Designer: Brian Freeland
Properties Master: Amy Helen Cole
Henrietta Leavitt: Anastasia Davidson
Margaret Leavitt: Rachel Turner
Peter Shaw: Austin Terrell
Annie Cannon: Karen LaMoureaux
Williamina Fleming: Leslie O’Carroll