One Act Play – “Silent Sky”
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Josh Campbell
Synopsis: 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. 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.
Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm
Pie Reception 7:40-8:30 pm immediately following the performance.
Admission is FREE. Goodwill offering at the door for the benefit of Apple Valley Theatre Boosters