2. Silent Sky

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific and heart-bound discoveries. With music and math bursting forth onstage, Henrietta and her female peers change the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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 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.

Who made it Happen!

Ally Kleinmann, Elizabeth Hoffhines, Lars Arlandson, Alvena Bhutiani, Emily Booden, Lucy Canel, Dani Egelund, Mary Erhardt, Maddie Generes, Ryder Graham, Noah Lederer, Sofija Manojlovski, Bradley Read, Sofia Serrano, Lexi Turner, Jasper Zettelmeyer

Stage Manager - Leeli Jackson
Props Designer - Abbey Konosky
Assistant Stage Manager - Ally Kleinmann & Elizabeth Hoffines
Props Designer - Sofia Serrano
Light Board Op. - Lars Arlandson
Sound Board Op. - Lexi Turner
Floor Crew - Ryder Graham

Scenic Designer - Elizabeth Hoffhines
Technical Director - Ally Kleinmann
Stage Manager - Leeli Jackson

Faculty Production Staff
Director - Hilerre Kirsch
Lighting Designer - Dave Ferguson
Costume Designer - Emily Daugherty
Composer & Musician - G. Scott Russell
Stage Manager Mentor - Helen Lattyak
Sound Design Mentor - Grover Hollway
Graphic Designer - Judy Radovsky

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