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Silent Sky, a play by Lauren Gunderson

Event Date: 
January 11, 2019 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

A "Hidden Figures" for the early 1900s, Silent Sky is the true story of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. At the Harvard Observatory, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Performance Dates: January 11 - February 2, 2019
Performance Times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets are $23 for Adults; $18 for Seniors/Students/Military. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 410-268-7373, option 2.

Please note: The performance on January 20th will be ASL-interpreted.


The Colonial Players
108 East Street Annapolis, MD 21401
United States