Photo Flash: Promo Shots for TheatreWorks' SILENT SKY, Begin. 1/15

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TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the Regional Premiere of Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, directed by Meredith McDonough. An exquisite blend of science, history, and romance, this sparkling drama tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century woman who made startling discoveries in the man's world of astronomy. The first 2014 production from prolific Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson, SILENT SKY plays January 15 - February 9, 2014 (press opening January 18) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information the public may visit www.theatreworks.org or call (650) 463-1960. Check out the just-released promotional photos below!

In SILENT SKY, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her Puritan family behind in 1893 when she heads to Harvard to study the stars, eventually making a groundbreaking discovery that would become the basis for the pivotal work of Edwin Hubble. In an age of women's suffrage and international uncertainty, Leavitt must balance her thrilling pioneering work with her family, a burgeoning romance, and declining health, mapping her own journey through a rigid society determined to keep a woman "in her place." During her career, Leavitt discovered over 2,400 variable stars, roughly half the known total in that era.

Photos by: Tracy Martin

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