Forward Theater Company "Silent Sky"
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson November 5th - 22nd, 2015 Midwestern Premiere! A brilliant, headstrong pioneer at the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt must leave her Wisconsin home to pursue her dream of studying the night sky. But she soon discovers that the distance to the stars is less than the distance to acceptance in the man's world of turn-of-the-century science. Family, music, love and history come alive beneath a blanket of stars in this magical story of a scientist's quest for the heavens in a society determined to keep a woman in her place.Cast and Designers Henrietta Leavitt - Clare Arena Haden Margaret Leavitt - Liz Cassarino Williamina Fleming - Carrie Hitchcock Peter Shaw - Michael Huftile Annie Cannon - Colleen Madden Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray Original Music and Sound Designer - Joseph Cerqua Lighting Designer - Greg Hofmann Scenic Designer - Mike Lawler Costume Designer - Steffanie LincecumRead More