SILENT SKY

By Lauren Gunderson
America’s most popular modern playwright

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, and instead must chart the stars for a renowned astronomer. In her free time, while she attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth and balance her dedication to science with with family obligations and the possibility of love.

“…sheer magic…bursts of smart, infectious humor.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Run Time:  Approximately 2 hours with one  intermission
Age recommendation: 10+

November 20 – December 22, 2019

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Spotlight Series: PROLOGUES

A performance primer! Join us 30 minutes before the performance and enrich your play-going experience with an engaging discussion that explores fascinating details about the play and the artists.

Free for ticket holders to the performance.

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES*

November 10, 2019

Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of each production with a presentation by Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia. She provides insights into the history and central themes of the play, as well as a discussion with members of the creative team who provide an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members

Spotlight Series: CHATBACKS

November 28, December 1, 8, & 15
Immediately following select performances, chat with the artists and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, and respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production.

Free for ticket holders to the performance.