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
“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 explored 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