SUPPORTING 
THE ARTS
IN WALLA WALLA

  • 04 Nov 2017
  • 11 Nov 2017
  • 3 sessions
  • 04 Nov 2017, 8:00 PM
  • 09 Nov 2017, 8:00 PM
  • 11 Nov 2017, 8:00 PM
  • Donnie Rigby Black Box Theatre, Walla Walla University, 204 South College Avenue College Place, WA 99324
Our first production of the 2017-2018 season is "Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson. The show is a drama and is directed by Jeremy Reed and Abigail Wissink

Performances: Nov 4, 9, and 11 at 8 pm, and Nov 5 and 12 at 2 pm at the Donnie Rigby Black Box Theatre on the Walla Walla University Campus.

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” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


General Admission: $10

Senior/Student: $9

WWU Student/Staff/Faculty: $8


Tickets may be purchased online at drama.wallawalla.edu or at the box office 30 minutes before each performance.


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