Performance Photos by Ursula Rogers: SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, Gaslight Baker Theatre, Lockhart, July 12 - 27, 2019
(performance photos by Ursula Rogers)
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours.” This true story explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. 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.
Henrietta Leavitt -- Amanda Manning
Margaret Leavitt -- Rory Roberts
Annie Cannon -- Ashleigh Pedersen
Williamina Flemming -- Ashley Davidson
Peter Shaw -- Stephen T Fleming
Directed by Lori Zbranek Cordova
July 12 - July 27, 2019
216 South Main Street
Lockhart, TX, 78644
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, July 21 and Saturday, July 27.
216 S. Main St.
Lockhart, TX 78644