Silent Sky

Silent Sky

April 21-May 7

Previews April 19-20

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Stephanie Lynge

Opening April 21 at 8:00 pm

This story is based on the true history behind the female “computers” who lead the Harvard Observatory into a new age of scientific discoveries. Astonishing revelations 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. 

“[SILENT SKY] is a startling, entertaining true story of a brilliant, history-making woman—hitherto unknown to many of us.” — 

“Lauren Gunderson’s luminously beautiful play SILENT SKY is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Mind-expanding. Heart-expanding.” – TheatreDogs

“A captivating blend of relationships, science, and romance.” StageSceneLA

Silent Sky

Opens on Mainstage April 21

Previews: April 19-20 at 7:00 pm
Opening Night: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. | Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.

Special Dates and Events for Silent Sky

Just Added by Popular Demand:
Star Talk Lecture with Dr. Elizabeth Lada (UF · Department of Astronomy):
Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Free)

Download Activity Book for Kids (and yes Adults too) – Key here

SILENT SKY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory with support from the Elizabeth George Foundation.

Original Music by Jenny Giering


The Silent Sky in the News

SILENT SKY AT THE HIPP IS STELLAR – DON’T MISS! – by Tom Miller – Millerworks May 3, 2023

Stars Align in Hipp’s Silent Sky by Shamrock McShane – Blog shamrockmcshane  April 27, 2023

‘Silent Sky’ shares universal story of womanhood in science by Loren Miranda – The Independent Florida Alligator April 24, 2023

Our Cosmic Adventure by Shamrock McShane – Blog shamrockmcshane  April 19, 2023

Picture Gallery

Pictures by Michael A. Eaddy