Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

September 28 – October 22, 2017

Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s: grave men peer through their giant telescope. Behind the scenes, Henrietta Leavitt and her female “computer” partners map the distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. Fueled by insatiable curiosity, Henrietta’s brilliant work will pave the way for ground-breaking discoveries and modern astronomy. But she struggles for recognition in a man’s world. In this magical story of science, history and love, a passionate young woman maps her own passage through a society determined to keep her “in her place.”

Show Run Time: The run time of this production will be posted closer to opening.


David Cecsarini, Director

Deborah Staples as Henrietta Leavitt
Karen Estrada as Margaret Leavitt
Reese Madigan as Peter Shaw
Carrie Hitchcock as Annie Cannon
Kelly Doherty as Williamina Fleming


"Sheer magic. Smart, infectious humor." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Radiant! Captures the wonder of science." - San Jose Mercury News

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