Silent Sky blends humor and romance in a riveting exploration of the life and career of real-life celebrated astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), who fearlessly asserted herself in the male-driven, turn-of-the-century world of science and academia. Despite her lowly position and limited access to scientific equipment cataloging stars at Harvard University’s Observatory, Henrietta makes an amazing discovery. But will she get the credit?
Science and history mingled with a dose of feminism and romantic love,
Silent Sky is by the same playwright who authored last season’s critically acclaimed I and You.