The Hippodrome Theatre Presents Silent Sky
Press release from the Hippodrome Theatre
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hippodrome Theatre is proudly presenting:
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Stephanie Lynge
April 21-May 7; Previews April 19-20 (pay what you can)
This story is based on the true history behind the female “computers” who lead the Harvard Observatory into a new age of scientific discoveries. Astonishing revelations await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.
“[SILENT SKY] is a startling, entertaining true story of a brilliant, history-making woman—hitherto unknown to many of us.” —AtlantaInTown.com.
“Lauren Gunderson’s luminously beautiful play SILENT SKY is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mind-expanding. Heart-expanding.” – TheatreDogs
“A captivating blend of relationships, science, and romance.” StageSceneLA