Silent Sky by Laura Gunderson
The Gaslight Baker Theatre is proud to present Silent Sky by Laura Gunderson, a mind and heart expanding drama based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory. Astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. Finalist for the Jane Chambers Award 2013.
Silent Sky will run from July 12 to 27 with 8 pm evening performances every Friday and Saturday and 2 pm matinees on Sunday July 21 and Saturday July 27. The Gaslight Baker Theatre is grateful to Carolyn Bryant for sponsoring this production and to the show's director, Lori Cordova.