TheatreWorks and Lauren Gunderson Celebrate Pioneering Female Astronomer with SILENT SKY, Now thru Feb 2014
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, SILENT SKY is the story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century astronomer struggling for recognition in a man's industry.
Leaving her Puritan family behind, Leavitt 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."
The show will play previews today, January 15 to Friday, January 17, 2014. Press Opening: Saturday, January 18, 2014. Closing: Sunday, February 9, 2014. Times: Previews: 8:00 PM; Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 7:30 PM; Thursdays and Fridays: 8:00 PM; Saturdays: 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM; and Sundays: 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM. All performances take place at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, Calif.
Tickets: $19 (30 and under) - $73; savings available for educators, seniors, and patrons 30 and under. A $6 convenience fee will be assessed for online and telephone orders. For information or to order tickets visit theatreworks.org or call (650) 463-1960.
Photo courtesy of Lauren Gunderson.