American Stage Theatre will present Silent Sky on select
nights from November 21 through December 22. This professional regional theatre
company presents award-winning shows at Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd St. N,
in St. Petersburg. Performances will be given on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7
p.m. (except for Thanksgiving day) and on Fridays and Saturdays at 8. Matinee
performances will be a 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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.” Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications in this luminous, witty and inspiring true story of a brilliant, history-making woman.
By Lauren Gunderson, America’s most popular modern playwright, this performance is a can’t miss. Coming to American Stage on select nights from November 20 – December 22. The first two performances on November 21 and 22 will be general admission shows, with a “pay what you can” policy. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for seating. Reserved seating is priced at $20 for other performances with the “pay what you can” policy for any available seats the day of the performance. Purchase tickets online today at www.americanstage.org.
Photos courtesy of Silent Sky and American Stage Theatre
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