Sep 09 - Oct 09 , 2022

Silent Sky

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By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Barbara Schofield


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When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she doesn't begin by looking through a telescope. She joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars as a vital part of the world's first study of the sky done from photographs. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she also takes measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Based on the life of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Featuring: Candida Celaya, April Elize, Jack Menzies, Ann Marie Wilding, Aubrey Saverino

Understudies: Cristiana Barbatelli, Madi Bready, Chris Granlund, Madelyne Heyman, Gloria Tsai

There are two designated understudy performances:

Saturday, September 17 at 2 pm and Saturday, September 24 at 8 pm.

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The play runs 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission. Appropriate for ages 11+.

COVID-19 Policy: All guests are required to present proof of vaccinations and must wear masks for all of our events. All LA County COVID-19 protocols in effect at the time of performances will be followed.


Photos by Berrie Tsang and Jeanne Marie Valleroy

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(TeenTix passholders are welcome at Silent Sky! Teens ages 13-19, learn more about how to get $5 tickets to arts events like Silent Sky here).

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Cast Members
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Ann Marie Wilding

April Elize

Candida Celaya

Aubrey Saverino

Jack Menzies

Madi Bready

Madelyne Heyman

Gloria Tsai

Cristiana Barbatelli

Chris Granlund


A play by

Lauren Gunderson

Directed by

Barbara Schofield

Music by

Jenny Giering

Set Design

Barbara Schofield

Costume Designer

Shon LeBlanc

Lighting Designer

Derek Jones

Projection Designer

Fritz Davis

Sound Design

John Dimitri, Jeanne Marie Valleroy

Dialect Coach

Deborah Ross-Sullivan


Rachel Ross-Sullivan

Stage Manager

John Dimitri

Assistant Stage Manager

Dori Jurican, Jeanne Marie Valleroy

Production Manager

Jeanne Marie Valleroy

Technical Director

Todd McCraw

Marketing Director

C. Raul Espinoza


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