SILENT SKY written by Lauren Gunderson
Running October 2 – 12, 2019
The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, 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 believed in both, and their dedication has changed the way we understand both the heavens and the Earth.
Silent sky is a play about pursuing and living one’s passion. It centres around Henrietta Swan Leavitt’s love affair with the wonder of the vast sky, filled with countless galaxies. Throughout the play, Lauren Gunderson touches upon several age old struggles that mark our human history: the compelling debate of life’s meaning answered through science or religion; the question of a woman’s value in intellectual forums; the conflict of pursuing a career instead of establishing a family.The audience is enveloped in a story of Henrietta Leavitt’s pursuit to know more about our existence. As we witness her insatiable thirst for profound knowledge, and her willingness to sacrifice comfort or acceptable societal norms in order to find answers, we are inspired to consider the importance of following our own passions and facing challenges with determined perseverance. ~Kim Mattice Wanat—Director
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