Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Jo Durst
February 9-12 and 14-18, 2017
The Playhouse on Main

Featuring – Beth Accardy, Rylee Burchfield, Joy Cariño, Bucky Clements and Michele Crescenzo

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 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.

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