Silent Sky at the Playhouse | Black Hills & Badlands Events

Silent Sky at the Playhouse

  • Silent Sky at the Playhouse
Event Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 2:00pm
Black Hills Playhouse

A soaring, music-rich, female-led science drama about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the forgotten women's faces of science working at the dawn of modern astronomy to classify the stars. This luminously beautiful play explores a woman's place as defined by men in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries. With music and math bursting forth onstage, Henrietta and her female peers change the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


"...sheer magic [is] in Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky...Gunderson [writes] economically with bursts of smart, infectious humor." San Francisco Chronicle


"In Silent Sky, a pioneer claims her place among astronomy's stars." Boston Globe


RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours with an intermission 

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