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Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Sept. 28, 2017 - Oct. 22, 2017

Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s: grave men peer through their giant telescope. Behind the scenes, Henrietta Leavitt and her female "computer" partners map the distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. Henrietta's brilliant work paves the way for modern astronomy, but she struggles for recognition in a man's world. In this magical story of science, history, family and love, a passionate young woman maps her own passage through a society determined to keep her in her place.

Next Act Theatre
255 S. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-278-0765
http://www.nextact.org
Venue Description:
This critically acclaimed professional theater company produces the best of off-Broadway and contemporary theater in an intimate and engaging setting. Performing fall through spring. Shows are performed at In Tandem's Tenth Street Theatre.

Recent OnMilwaukee.com story about Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

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Stellar stars help Next Act's "Silent Sky" soar to success

Published Oct. 5, 2017

Thanks to the stellar cast and the deep emotional connections between its characters, "Silent Sky" celebrates Henri Leavitt's life and accomplishments, which, like a supernova, burned very brightly for a short time and left an indelible legacy.

Next Act Theatre
http://nextact.org/subscription-series/silent-sky/