Theatre Southwest Presents SILENT SKY Ahead Of Women's History Month

Performances run from Feb. 24 - March 11.

By: Feb. 16, 2023
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Theatre Southwest Presents SILENT SKY Ahead Of Women's History Month

Theatre Southwest will present Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, a story based on the real life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.

When Henrietta begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900's, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or even express an original idea. However, through her work with a group of women "computers" who chart stars for a renowned astronomer, Henrietta makes groundbreaking discoveries that forever change the way we understand the stars and the universe.

"They say that behind every great man is a great woman, and that couldn't ring more true with Henrietta Leavitt," says Director Sam Martinez, whose last directing venture with Theatre Southwest was 2021's The Wisdom of Eve. "It's high time we recognized these figures in our history for their contributions to the world. This is the story of a woman whose passion and hunger to know more gave us the tools to broaden our view of the universe."

Cast:

Henrietta Leavitt - CarrieLee Sparks

Margaret Leavitt - Lauren Lawson

Peter Shaw - Cole Pfaffenberger

Annie Cannon - Kelly Swinehart Wehrer

Williamina Fleming - Amy Gustin Millin

Creative Team:

Director - Sam Martinez

Assistant Director - Tricia Yurcak

Stage Manager - Sriram Vengalathur

Costume & Set Design - Deb Schultz

Lighting Design - Kevin Tully

Sound Design - Tricia Yurcak

Performances run from Feb. 24 - March 11. Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees (Feb. 26 and March 5) at 3 pm.

Performances will be held at Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest. Tickets range from $18-$20 and can be purchased through www.tswhouston.com/tickets.




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