At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her home and beloved sister to work in Harvard’s male-driven observatory and map the night sky. She forms a new sisterhood with her fellow star “computers,” Annie and Williamina, and begins to fall in love with her supervisor, Peter Shaw.
As Henrietta makes a revolutionary discovery about where the Earth is in time and space, she must fight to be heard in a world where women’s ideas are dismissed until men take credit for them. A celestial romance and a true story of determination, Silent Sky invites you to revel in the magic of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, feminism and science.
Silent Sky stars Molly Karrasch as Henrietta Leavitt with fellow Austin Playhouse company members Babs George as Annie Cannon, Claire Grasso as Margaret Leavitt, Samuel Knowlton as Peter Shaw, and Cyndi Williams as Williamina Fleming. The play is directed by Lara Toner Haddock with set design by Mike Toner, costume design by Diana Huckaby, lighting design by Don Day, and sound design by Joel Mercado-See.
Silent Sky will be produced in Austin Playhouse's theatre at ACC's Highland Mall campus. Enter Highland Mall via Highland Mall Blvd and proceed to the South Entrance. Just keep Highland Mall on your right as you drive around and you'll reach the South Entrance!