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Silent Sky

Few people know the name of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, but in the early 1900s—a time when females were not accepted as astronomers and couldn’t even touch a telescope—she managed to make discoveries that changed the way we view the universe. Lauren Gunderson’s play Silent Sky is an adaptation of Leavitt’s life, beginning with her taking a dream job at the Harvard College Observatory, only to realize she’s stuck working as a “computer” (charting the stars) with the rest of her female colleagues. The play chronicles her struggle to have her theories heard—let alone be accepted—as well as her journey to find answers on life, love and the possibility of “Heaven.”
Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: April 1. Continues through May 1, 2011


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