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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.

Theatre Southwest Announces Cast and Creative Team For SILENT SKY

Theatre Southwest has announced its cast and creative team for Silent Sky, written by Lauren Gunderson.

Cast Announced for SILENT SKY at Asolo Repertory Theatre

Asolo Repertory Theatre will present Lauren Gunderson’s SILENT SKY as the second play in its 2023 repertory season. See who is starring in the cast, how to get tickets, and more!

Review: SILENT SKY at The Barnstormers

You will never look at the evening sky in about the same way after seeing a performance of Lauren Gunderson's charming play, Silent Sky.

Photos: First Look at SILENT SKY at Tacoma Little Theatre

Tacoma Little Theatre will welcome Silent Sky to its stage after having been postponed earlier in the season.  Silent Sky is written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by pug Bujeaud.  Check out photos here!

Photos: First Look at Production Photos Of SILENT SKY This Month

Tacoma Little Theatre welcomes welcome Silent Sky to its stage after having been postponed earlier in the season. Silent Sky is written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by pug Bujeaud.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's Tender SILENT SKY is Life-Affirming

SILENT SKY on Hale Centre Theatre’s Jewel Box Stage is a tender testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It may be a play you haven’t heard of based on obscure history, but SILENT SKY is a life-affirming small treasure that has been lovingly brought to life in an engrossing production that deserves attention and accolades.

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents SILENT SKY

Tacoma Little Theatre will welcome Silent Sky to its stage after having been postponed earlier in the season.  Silent Sky is written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by pug Bujeaud. 

Photos: First look at Red Herring Productions' SILENT SKY

Follow the true story of the 19th-century astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own during a time when women's ideas were dismissed until a man claimed credit for them. Social progress and astronomical advances are realized as Henrietta and her fellow female “computers” change the way we see the heavens and the earth in this incredible story of bold love, boundless determination, and the vast grandeur of the cosmos. It’s an unparalleled treat for the heart, mind, and senses. The show runs June 10th thru the 26th, 2022 at Red Herring Theater, 3723 S High ST, Columbus OH 43207. For more information visit: https://www.redherringtheater.org/ or call (614) 723-9116.

SILENT SKY Announced At Tacoma Little Theatre

Tacoma Little Theatre begins the New Year with Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson and directed by pug Bujeaud. 

BWW Review: SILENT SKY at Blackfriars Theatre

Blackfriars Theatre continues its 2021-2022 season (doing alternating repertory performances with Charlayne Woodard's 'Pretty Fire') with 'Silent Sky', an original play by Lauren Gunderson, who holds the unique accolade of being America's most produced living playwright. It's an inspiring show that touches on themes of gender and patriarchy on the surface, but if you dig a little deeper you'll also uncover explorations of space, time, human connection, and one's legacy.

Blackfriars Theatre Opens The 21-22 Season With Two Productions In Rep

Blackfriars Theatre returns to live, indoor performances this October with two beautiful and heart-warming productions to kick off its 72nd Season in downtown Rochester. Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard is a one-woman tour de force and is the recipient of the NAACP Theatre Awards for Best Play and Best Playwright.

SILENT SKY Will Be Performed Outdoors by Possum Point Players Next Month

Possum Point Players' new outdoor stage started with a hopeful rainbow, then became furnished as a Pennsylvania country house sunroom, and has now transitioned into a look into the vastness of the stars in the sky that wraps around our earth and stage. 'Silent Sky,' based on the life of pioneering female astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, opens Friday, June 4, outdoors under the night sky at Possum Hall.

Possum Point Players Set Auditions For SILENT SKY

Possum Point Players and director John Hulse, will hold auditions for the drama 'Silent Sky' Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30; both auditions are at 6 pm in Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.

Nominees Announced For the 2020 Theatre Tampa Bay Awards

The nominees have been announced for the 2020 Theatre Tampa Bay Awards! 25 plays and 5 musicals were eligible for nomination before the remainder of the 2019-2020 season was cancelled in March.

Theatre Pro Rata Announces Encore Online Performance of SILENT SKY

Theatre Pro Rata will offer a one-night-only, live-streaming, actors-only encore performance of the critically-acclaimed production of Silent Sky this Saturday. In keeping with directives from Governor Walz and health officials the actors will each be performing their roles their own homes to an audience gathered in cyber space.

Blackfriars Theatre Continues Its 70th Anniversary Season With SILENT SKY

Blackfriars Theatre's fifth show of its 70th Anniversary Season tells the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Silent Sky is written by Lauren Gunderson, one of America's most produced living playwrights.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY at Ford's Theatre is Bursting with Imagination

The city lights of Washington may typically obscure the night sky, but a portal to the cosmos has opened in downtown DC. Playwright Lauren Gunderson has gifted us a corner of the galaxy through the telescopic lens of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt's life and scientific discoveries. Leavitt's work may have been rooted in facts and figures, but SILENT SKY is bursting with imagination.

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Full Casting for Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, a captivating play based on the life of trail-blazing astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. The Ford's Theatre production is directed by Seema Sueko and features Laura C. Harris (Arena Stage's The Heiress, Signature Theatre's The Flick) as Henrietta Leavitt, Nora Achrati as Annie Jump Cannon, Emily Kester as Margaret Leavitt, Jonathan David Martin as Peter Shaw and Holly Twyford as Williamina Fleming. Performances are January 24 to February 23, 2020. A media performance is scheduled for January 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY at American Stage A Cosmic And Timeless Love Story, Where Powerful Women Take A Stance

An old fashioned hearing aid and a strong willed woman at its helm with dreams as big as the universe she wishes to discover is one of many centralized themes presented in this brilliant staging of Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky at American Stage Theatre. At the center of the stage two desk faced by numerous books on shelves in a workspace for women at Harvard University, where women are paid a mere .25 cents on the hour to a?oecomputea?? and manually log the patterns of stars in the galaxy given on glass plates by their male counterparts. At this point in Harvard's history women were not allowed to work alongside the men no matter their prior education or status. Men had their place, and women had theirs and men liked to make sure the women knew their place in the hierarchy. It was one women's dream to be credited amongst the likes of men in the Astrology department, and through sheer will power she set out to prove just that.

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