Silent Sky

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303


Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Past performances

Friday, January 6 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 7 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 8 2:00 pm
  • ASL interpreted
Thursday, January 12 7:00 pm
Friday, January 13 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 14 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 15 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, January 19 7:00 pm
Friday, January 20 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 21 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 22 2:00 pm

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Anne Byrd

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the late 1800s, 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” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. In her free time, Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, while also taking measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

Described as “sheer magic…with bursts of smart, infectious humor” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Silent Sky is the true, startling, and entertaining story of a brilliant history-making woman told on an intimate scale.