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‘Silent Sky’ play dates, times and cast


Play:  Silent Sky

Playwright:  Lauren Gunderson

Genres: Drama/Historical Fiction/Biographical

Synopsis:  Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900, and Henrietta Leavitt has the opportunity to become a member of Dr. Edward Pickering’s harem, human computers who work at Harvard University mapping the stars but receiving no scientific credit for their exacting work. When Henrietta arrives, she is eager to use Harvard’s telescope – the Great Refractor – but is told that she will not be able to do any sort of astronomical discovery as she will only log the stars photographed by the men of the department. Disappointed but not dissuaded, Henrietta begins the process of recording changes in Cepheid stars, which leads her to make a scientific discovery that has profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy. In her drive toward discovery, Henrietta’s relationships strain under her obsessive work ethic. Her sister Margaret, her love interest Peter Shaw, and her colleagues, Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming all find themselves pushed aside in favor of a great cosmic mystery. Silent Sky is the poignant tale of one woman’s dedication to the stars, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.

Director:  Dan Bacalzo

Assistant Director: Maya Senecharles

Stage Manager:  Lilikoi Porter


  • Henrietta Leavitt:  Mia Leboy Reyes
  • Margaret Leavitt:  Kaylee Anastasi
  • Peter Shaw:  Noah Garcia
  • Annie Jump Cannon:  Adelaide Fisher
  • Williamina Fleming:  Line Frambes
  • U/S Henrietta/Williamina:  Keeley Pendergrass
  • U/S Margaret/Annie:  Brielle Midler
  • U/S Peter:  Lucas Campero

Play Dates and Times: Silent Sky opens on February 16 and runs through the 25th. Performances are

  • February 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m.; and
  • February 18, 24 & 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Talk-Back: There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following the 2p performance on February 24.

Tickets:  Tickets are $15 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at

Silent Sky is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (

February 14, 2024.

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