Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts

 Council (MAC), will present the spring show of its 29th

 season, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by

 Nancy A. Herman, the show will be performed at the

 MAC June 7th through June 22nd, 2024. Friday and

 Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm; Sunday

 matinees are at 2 pm.

 

Silent Sky tells the true story of 19th-century

 astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and explores a woman’s

 place in society during a time of immense scientific

 discoveries. Henrietta, working as part of a team of

 women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory, uses

 her free time to try and measure the light and distance

 of stars. 

 

While she pursues her work, she also takes

 measure of her life on Earth trying to balance her

 dedication to science with the possibility of love. Silent

 Sky is filled with mathematics and music as Henrietta

 

 and her female peers change the way we understand

 the heavens and Earth.

 

Director Nancy A. Herman explains, “Silent Sky is both

 a beautiful and a thought-provoking play. I love its

 contradictions! It deals with a serious subject – gender

 inequality — but is also filled with romance and humor!

 It is a simple story about complex ideas. It celebrates

 the contributions of women from a time when their

 ideas were rarely given any consideration or credit.”

  The cast features Rachel Dalton of Trumbull,

Alicia

 James of Guilford, Molly McCullough of Milford, Brodey

 Ott of Stratford, and Emily Yates of New Haven.

 Playwright Gunderson’s works focus on female figures

  in history, science, and literature. 

 

She has had

more than 20 plays produced including I and You, Émilie: La

 Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, Parts

 They Call Deep, and Background.

 For more information on Silent Sky, contact the Milford

 Arts Council/Eastbound Theatre at 203-878-6647 or

 

visit: milfordarts.org/silent-sky.