Performances

Silent Sky - She Touched The Stars

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Phil Murphy

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she’s relegated to charting the stars as a woman “computer” and encouraged to keep her probing theories to herself. The true story of this 19th-century astronomer, Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.

Auditions: January 6, 7 @ 7 PM

Performances: March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 PM
                         
March 8,15, @ 2:00 PM

 

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Single Tickets On-sale AUGUST 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed By Phil Murphy

SILENT SKY is a love story! With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t vote. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Henrietta and her coworkers at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that are still vital today, over a century later. If you liked the movie Hidden Figures, you won’t want to miss this “luminously beautiful play” that will change how you look at both the heavens and the earth.

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers”, charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

AUDITIONS: 
MONDAY, January 6: 6:30-9:00
TUESDAY, January 7: 7:00-9:30

CALLBACKS: If needed will be WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2020

PERFORMANCES: March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Performances are at 7:30 PM, Sunday Matinee at 2:00 PM

TECH WEEK is March 1-5

ONLINE AUDITION FORM

Read the Script here

Side List and Links:

Act I Scene 1: Henriette and Margaret
Act I Scene 2: Henrietta and Peter
Act I Scene 2: Henriette, Williamina and Annie
Act I Scene 2: Henriette and Margaret
Act I Scene 4: Henrietta and Annie
Act I Scene 4: Henrietta and Peter
Act II Scene 1: Henrietta and Peter
Act II Scene 5: Henrietta

Please see the Audition Information (Includes a tentative Rehearsal Schedule)

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