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Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

How do you measure... what lies beyond?

Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 7.30 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 2 pm
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7.30 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7.30 pm

Derry Opera House

At Harvard Observatory at the turn of the 20th century, Henrietta Leavitt joins a group of women tasked with charting the heavens without being allowed to touch a telescope. Despite restrictions placed on her because of her gender, Henri devotes her life to the study of celestial bodies just out of reach. She while balances her certainty that she will find answers to complex questions with the desires of her heart and the needs of her family. Inspired by the real-life woman whose work allowed astronomers to measure the distance of faraway galaxies, Lauren Gunderson's witty and evocative Silent Sky challenges how we explore our universe by revealing the music of the stars. tKAPOW presents the New Hampshire premiere.


Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Rachael Chapin Longo
Lighting Design by Tayva Young
Original Music by Jenny Giering
Production Design by Matt Cahoon

Henrietta Leavitt... Emily Karel
Margaret Leavitt... Candace Gatzoulis
Peter Shaw... Jimmy Stewart
Annie Jump Cannon... Carey Cahoon
Williamina Fleming... Gail Angelis

Support for this production is provided by the NH State Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.