A woman who understood what men couldn’t see throws the world of astronomy upside down when the University Detroit Mercy Theatre Company presents Silent Sky. Based on the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the drama was written by Lauren Gunderson. The UDM Theatre Company production is directed by Sarah Hawkins.
Performances are on select dates, Oct. 17 through 27, at the Marlene Boll Theatre in Detroit. Click here for tickets, show times and details about audience talk-back and other special programs.
Details from UDM Theatre Company:
The fascinating story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, a woman “computer” living in an age when women could neither vote nor express an original idea. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Leavitt and her colleagues at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that remain vital over a century later. Through fierce sisterly love, early feminism and universe-revealing science this beautiful play reveals how a group of extraordinary women changed the way we understand both the heavens and the Earth.