SJCT Production of Silent Sky Begins Friday

In our troubled days it is good to have something outside our planet, something fine and distant for comfort.” –Annie Cannon

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories.

As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Please join us for Silent Sky. I love it for so many reasons—the humor, the romance, the wit, the inspiration, and the aspiration. In watching it, I return to that backyard where I lay barefoot in the grass, looking up. I hope you will, too.”  – Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, Executive Artistic Director, San Juan Community Theatre

Friday & Saturday, October 5-6 7:30 pm
Thursdays through Saturdays, October 11-13 & 18-20 7:30 pm
Sundays, October 7, 14 & 21 2:00 pm
Box Office: 360-378-3210 
Link to: Tickets
Posted on October 2, 2018 at 6:15 am by

Categories: Arts, Community

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