Bibeth Orteza Joins the Cast of SILENT SKY, 2/1-10
Manila, Philippines--Reine Productions, in cooperation with Repertory Philippines (Rep), brings back the critically-acclaimed play "Silent Sky" for a limited engagement at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from February 1-10, 2019.
This production also marks renowned actor-screenwriter Bibeth Orteza's return to the Philippine stage; she will play the role of the brilliant, exacting astronomer Annie Cannon.
"The cast and I are delighted that Bibeth has agreed to join us," says director Joy Virata, "Like us, she fell in love with script upon first reading, and it will be wonderful to see her create the character of Annie."
Written by one of America's most-produced playwrights Lauren Gunderson, "Silent Sky" is a poetic and poignant retelling of the life of Henrietta Leavitt, one of the greatest unsung heroes in the history of science.
In the early 1900s, Leavitt was among the Harvard College Observatory's "computers" or women hired to painstakingly analyze and catalog every observable star in the heavens. She and Cannon, together with Williamina Fleming, were in the company of the first women to blaze a trail for themselves in the heavily male-dominated science of astronomy.
Leavitt battled with disability, family tragedy, and tremendous societal pressure to give up her passion for science. Her grit and fire ultimately paid off when her personal research led to her discovery of a distinct mathematical pattern in the stars--a pattern that would, for the first time, enable humans to measure the very breadth of the universe itself.
Joey Mendoza is the production designer, John Batalla, lighting designer, and Jethro Joaquin, sound designer.
"The production team and cast have this fantastic generosity," says executive producer Ria Pangilinan. "It's going to be great to see them bring that to the stage every night. We're really hoping to share this gem of a story with anyone who might themselves be inspired to pursue their own passions for art or science."
Tickets (P1,000-P2,000) are now available at TicketWorld.com.ph.
Block buying opportunities are also available; contact Ria Pangilinan 63917 5378313.