Silent Sky – Sept 2018

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

September 14 – 29, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm • Matinee Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:00 pm
All performances at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., Los Alamos

Read the LA Daily Post Preview

“This play is one of the best directed and best acted productions I’ve seen at LALT.” (LA Daily Post, 9/19/18)

Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, our season opener explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own, working alongside Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.

“Lauren Gunderson’s luminously beautiful play Silent Sky is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.” — Atlanta Journal–Constitution

Left to right: Annie Cannon, Henrietta Leavitt, Williamina Fleming

Cast front to back:
Katrina Koehler as Henrietta Leavitt
Jess Cullinan as Margaret Leavitt
Kathi Collins as Williamina Fleming
Andi Bishofberger as Annie Cannon
Kevin Pelzel as Peter Shaw


Directed by John Cullinan
Produced by John Gustafson