by Lauren Gunderson
Running in rep with The Lifespan of a Fact
Opening June 9- July 2, 2023
Pay-As-You-Can Preview: Thurs. June 8, 2023
Mind-expanding, heart-expanding. A celestial romance and true story of discovery.
A soaring, music-rich, female-led science drama about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the forgotten women's faces of science working at the dawn of modern astronomy to classify the stars. This luminously beautiful play explores a woman's place as defined by men in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries. With music and math bursting forth onstage, Henrietta and her female peers change the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
"...sheer magic [is] in Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky...Gunderson [writes] economically with bursts of smart, infectious humor." San Francisco Chronicle
"In Silent Sky, a pioneer claims her place among astronomy's stars." Boston Globe
RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours with an intermission