Silent Sky is a play based on the true story of Henrietta Leavitt and her female co-workers who, in a time when women were not particularly welcomed into the scientific community, fought to understand our relationship to the universe.  These brilliant and feisty women understood that to unravel the mysteries of the universe was to better know the human heart and mind as well.  A celebration of both scientific exploration and human connection, Silent Sky is a sparkling and thought provoking work written by one of the strongest female voices writing in theatre today.  

Dates / Times:

Tickets go on sale Monday September 21, 2020 at 10:00am

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This show will be streamed on November 7. Stay tuned for more information!


6800 West 153rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

Show Notes:

Artistic Team:
Director: Andrew Milbourn
Assistant Director: Jana Latchaw-Milbourn

Character Descriptions:
(The play takes place over a twenty year period. Ages noted are for the characters at the beginning of the play.)
Henrietta Leavitt - Brilliant, probing and driven. 30s
Margaret Leavitt - Henrietta's sister, much more traditional. A caregiver. 30s
Peter Shaw - An apprentice in the Harvard lab where Henrietta works. 30s
Annie Cannon - Lead female worker in the lab. A tough firebrand. 30s – 40s
Williamina Fleming - Another lab worker. Whip-smart, fun, and funny. Scottish. 40s – 50s