Southern Virginia University Theatre presents "The Silent Sky"
September 20, 2019
7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
Southern Virginia University Theatre
One University Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
"Silent Sky" is the true story of early 20th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt who lived in a time when women’s ideas were ignored until men claimed credit for them. While working as a computer at Harvard alongside other brilliant women, Henrietta is determined to make a difference to scientific understanding of the cosmos. In her free time, Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of the stars, but she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her love of science with family obligations and the possibility of love. “Lauren Gunderson’s luminously beautiful play SILENT SKY is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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