silentskySilent Sky, the true story of American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921), plays out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism, universe-revealing science and a time when human beings were called “computers.” Henrietta Leavitt (played by Elizabeth Diane Wells) makes astonishing personal and professional discoveries, challenging the male astronomers of her time and discovering stars in galaxies beyond our own. The award-winning playwright, Decatur-born, San Francisco-based Lauren Gunderson (Exit, Pursued by a Bear; EMILIE: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight; Bauer), makes her Outfit debut with this smart, gently humorous, eye-opening and luminous script.

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About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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