Because wonder will always get us there…
It is 1900, and Henrietta Leavitt is an astronomer ahead of her time. Working at Harvard University as a human computer mapping the stars without scientific credit, Henrietta has ambitions to make discoveries of her own. But when she is told the use of Harvard’s ‘Great Refractor’ telescope is only for the men of the department, her ambitions only double Pushing aside personal relationships for the sake of discovery, Henrietta makes profound contributions to science at great personal sacrifice. Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars and the humanity that makes life under them beautiful and timeless.
The Friday, April 8 performance of Silent Sky will be ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing
|Henrietta Leavitt||Claire Yearman|
|Margaret Leavitt||Lauren Schulke|
|Peter Shaw||Zach Gibson|
|Annie Cannon||Heidi Swarthout|
|Williamina Fleming||Jean Austin|
|directed by||Krystyn Wells|
|assistant director||Nathan Dittemore|
|stage manager||Linda Marie Spadlowski|
|production manager||Mike Boyna|
|set designer||Mike Boyna|
|master carpenter||Mike Boyna|
|prop master||Erin Henkel|
|lighting designer||Jim Van De Velde|
|video editor||Andy Kanturek|
Our Dramaturg, Evan Cater researched the fascinating history of the characters and situations depicted in Silent Sky to better inform our production. We present his research here, as this is a little-known story, and audiences unfamiliar with the material may want to know more.
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