Silent Sky

Show Overview

Silent Sky
by Lauren Gunderson

The incredible true story of a boundary-shattering New England astronomer.

Look to the stars with this luminously beautiful play that lights your heart!
Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt trades the comforts of her rural home for a job at the Harvard Observatory in Massachusetts. Her ambition leaves both her family and her new colleagues (women known simply as “computers”) perplexed. But with a single discovery, their views of themselves, each other, and the universe itself will be upended for all time. A story still familiar today, and familiar to the  women "computers" at NASA in the 50' & 60's, as celebrated recently in the movie Hidden Figures.

An incredible story of bold love, boundless determination, and the vast grandeur of the cosmos—an unparalleled treat for the heart, mind, and senses. 

enjoy a visual peak and responses from Thu Apr 19's Preview audience    Still More Audience Response   
Final Weekend & More Reviews

A MainStage Production
Curtain 7:30pm Thu-Sat; 2pm Sun Apr 19–May 6

Production Team

by Lauren Gunderson -  currently the most produced playwright in the country!

Directed by Gregg Brevoort
Scenic Design by John Devlin
Lighting Design by David Schraffenberger
Costume Design by Charis Churchill
Music Design by Tim Tavcar

with Courtney Wood, G. Richard Ames, Emme Erdossy, Lindsey Newton and Eve Passeltiner.

produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Scoop Info

"OH. HELL. YES." -  Gregg Brevoort, director

"This Play is Stunning. I Must Be Part of It!" - Tim Tavcar, music director

"i Love Silent Sky! Sign Me Up!! " – Eve Passeltiner, AEA Actor (playing Annie)

What great reactions to get from your creative colleagues when you approach them about collaborating with you on a project. The above remarks are just a sample - and quite standard kind of first reaction to the show.  We hope you will enjoy it too!

Read about the Cast & Crew of LNT's Silent Sky

Click here to read a detailed description of the play and our team's thoughts.

Hear playwright Lauren Gunderson talk about Henrietta Leavitt

Read More about "The Real Women" in Silent Sky

Buzz Info

"sheer magic" - San Francisco Chronicle

"a startling, entertaining true story of a brilliant, history-making woman—hitherto unknown to many of us.” -  —

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

Check Out Mary Gow's Preview on LNT's Silent Sky in The Times Argus   

Here's Jim Lowe's Review in the Times Argus of our production

Unsung Women in Science: Henrietta Leavitt Profile

Drawing a parallel between Hidden Figures & Silent Sky

proud to be a designated Vermont Arts Council Event
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Media Info

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