“Silent Sky [is]… sheer magic.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Opening on Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 16, 2022
(Newport, KY) — Falcon Theatre continues its 2021-2022 season with Silent Sky, from America’s most-produced living playwright Lauren Gunderson.
A celestial romance and true story of discovery, this riveting play explores the life and career of Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) as she fearlessly asserts herself in the male-dominated world of early astronomy. Hired by the Harvard Observatory as a “human computer” to catalog the stars, Henrietta’s story plays out against a landscape of early feminism and universe-revealing science, reminding us all what we can achieve when we allow curiosity and wonder into our lives. As Henrietta devotes herself to measure the light and distance of stars, she discovers that she must also take measure of her life on Earth. Silent Sky explores Henrietta’s tension in reconciling her dedication to science with her family obligations and, ultimately, the possibility of love.
Silent Sky is directed by Bridget Leak and features a five-person cast that includes Jordan Trovillion (Henrietta Leavitt), Hannah Gregory (Margaret Leavitt), Nathan Tubbs (Peter Shaw), Tara Williams (Annie Cannon) and Martha Slater (Willamina Fleming).
Performances are on April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2022. All performances are at 8:00 PM EST. Tickets prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students with ID. Patrons enjoy a $5 discount for Thursday performances. Visit falcontheater.net to reserve seats.
Health and Safety Information
Falcon Theatre is making the safety of our artists and our audience a priority and continues to follow CDC and Local Health guidelines. As previously announced, all ticket holders must wear masks and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test to attend a performance. Actors will not be masked, and seats will be sold to full capacity without social distancing. Our Covid safety policy will be continually updated on our website as safety recommendations change.