Presented by Arizona Theatre Company
Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, astonishing discoveries await 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. During this time of immense scientific discoveries, women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Silent Sky shines a bright light on women whose achievements have been too long overlooked by the telescope of history. 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.
Seats Available: 150
Length: ~2.5 hours
Arrival Time: 9:30 am
Run Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Study Guide: Coming soon
Parking: Free parking is available on Stone & 6th Avenues south of 14th Street, and also on 15th & 16th Streets. Buses and vans may drop-off passengers directly in front of the Temple on Scott Avenue; there are parking lots at the Tucson Convention Center that can accommodate buses easily. Please be aware that Scott Avenue becomes a southbound one-way street at 13th Street.
Lunch Options: Groups are welcome to eat lunch onsite during intermission or post-performance.