March 29 – April 30, 2017
The true story of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, one of the historic “computer ladies” at Harvard’s observatory in the early 20th century. Despite never being allowed to use the telescope, Henrietta made ground-breaking discoveries that shook the foundations of astronomy and made possible the work of Dr. Edwin Hubble and every astronomer to follow. Alternately poignant and funny, Silent Sky is a sweet, surprising look at one of the long-forgotten women of history.
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Winner of the 2016 Lanford Wilson Award from the Dramatists Guild, Lauren Gunderson’s works have received rave reviews around the country, hailed as being “beautifully written” (New Yorker) and “sheer magic” (San Francisco Chronicle)
Directed by Melanie Keller°
Scenic Design: Angela Weber Miller°, USA
Costume Design: Rachel Lambert°
Lighting Design: Michael McNamara°, USA
Sound Design: Christopher Kriz°, USA
Projections Design: John “Smooch” Medina
Properties Design: Scott Leaton
Stage Manager: Miranda Anderson*
Production Assistant: Sarah West°
Featuring Cassandra Bissell*, Jeannie Affelder, Wardell Julius Clark, Belinda Bremner, Hayley Rice°
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
°Denotes First Folio Artistic Associate