City Lights Theater Company Presents

Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson

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$23 - $44
Theater, Performance Arts
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Silent Sky
By Lauren Gunderson
May 16-June 16, 2019
directed by Mark Anderson Phillips

For Henrietta Leavitt, heaven is the night sky. When she’s hired by the Harvard Observatory, doors seem to be opening for her. But it’s 1900, and women aren’t even allowed to look through the telescope. They must chart the stars from photographs and keep their ideas to themselves. Undaunted, Henrietta quietly pursues her own revolutionary theories as family ties, societal pressure and love pull her in other directions. This lyrical drama is based on the true story of a pioneering astronomer whose discoveries have helped us measure the vast reaches of space.

Henrietta Leavitt: Maria Giere Marquis
Margaret Leavitt: Jessica Whittemore
Peter Shaw: George Psarras*
Annie Cannon: April Green
Williamina Fleming: Karen DeHart
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

Silent Sky runs May 16-June 16, 2019. Showtimes: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. (No show May 19.)
Tickets: $23-$44. Discounts for seniors (55+), students, educators and groups of 10+. ($2 surcharge for phone and in-person purchases; closing weekend is also subject to a $2 increase.)

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City Lights Theater Company
529 S. 2nd St
San Jose, CA
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