Silent Sky

Silent Sky

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Nancy Curran Willis

Production Dates: September 27, 28 & October 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 2019

Featuring: Grace Sumner as Henrietta, Rachael Furgiuele as Margaret,
Nancy Finn as Williamina, Demetra Tseckares as Annie & Nick T. Miller as Peter.

Meet the women who mapped the stars! A story based on one woman’s discovery – the key to measuring the distance between the earth and other galaxies. It opened up the universe for Henrietta Swan Leavitt,  her fellow ‘computers’ at Harvard Observatory,  and changed the world’s perception of the universe. It is a story of conflicts, of career vs. love, of family obligations vs. science. But most of all it is a story of determination and tenacity.

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope. She joins a group of women “computers” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours.” In her free time, Henrietta measure the light and distance of stars, and she also takes measure of her life, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer who explores the skies and a woman’s place in society, during a time of incredible scientific discoveries. Henrietta and her female peers believe in scientific and social progress. Their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

For reservations call the QP Box Office at 781-942-2212 or visit our Online Box Office to purchase tickets online.

Tickets are $22 or $20 for Seniors/Students and can be purchased on-line through PayPal.  There is a transaction fee for on-line purchases.  For reservations call the QP Box Office at 781-942-2212.  Only checks and cash are accepted at performances.

All Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8PM. The Sunday performance is at 2PM. All performances are at the QP Playhouse 55 Hopkins Street Reading MA

 

 

  

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