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HEART Repertory Theatre presents Laura Gunderson’s Silent Sky
February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HEART Repertory Theatre Presents our First Show of the 2023 season!
Silent Sky, by American playwright Laura Gunderson; will be directed by Hjalmer Anderson. It will show on February 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and February 12 and 19 at 5 p.m.
We will perform this first show at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.
Silent Sky tells the story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow female researchers–or “computers”–in the Harvard University observatory. These women set the standard used today for measuring distances in space while discovering thousands of stars.
The director, Hjalmer Anderson commented, “I have always been interested in the stars and when I read Silent Sky, I wanted to direct this show.”
Set at the beginning of the women’s rights movement, Ms. Gunderson noted that she, “wanted to capture the quality of wonder, curiosity, and love for the stars which inspired these women to pursue the astronomical field.”
She added, “Like several individual’s stories, the women in Silent Sky who helped shape how we study space today have been lost to time and history. We want to share their stories with the world because everyone should know who these women were and what they did for us. They were carving out their own space in a world full of men and our society should applaud them as much as we celebrate Newton or Kepler.”
HEART Repertory Theatre appreciates your continued support of our artistic efforts in the Greater Northshore Community. We hope to see you there!