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LU Theatre presents "Silent Sky"

September 29, 2016
October 02, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Fine Arts
Studio Theatre

The Department of Theatre & Dance presents Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory. Astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy.

In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. The play was a finalist for the Jane Chambers Award 2013. Headed by guest director Amelia Fischer, this production will be in the Studio Theatre.


Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. 


$15 General Admission
$10 LU/LIT Faculty and Staff, Senior Citizens, Non-LU Students
$7 LU/LIT Students with a valid ID (limit one student ticket per ID)

Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, open Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be reserved over the phone at 880-2250. The box office accepts cash, checks, and all major credit/debit cards. Tickets will go onsale Sept. 26.

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Department of Theatre and Dance