Silent Sky – Bogus Basin Reading

For the first time ever, BCT is partnering with Bogus Basin to bring you a stellar reading about the stars! Join us in the beautiful Bogus Basin Amphitheater for food, drink, history-making women, and infectious humor, all set against Boise’s own glorious mountain backdrop. We are thrilled to offer this unique experience of Lauren Gunderson’s hit play, Silent Sky.

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

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 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. 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.

Reviews

…..Lauren Gunderson’s luminously beautiful playSILENT SKY is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cast

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Henrietta Leavitt – Veronica Von Tobel

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Margaret Leavitt – Jennifer Stockwell Fortner

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Peter Shaw – Alex Wendel

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Annie Cannon – Sheila Hennessey

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Williamina Fleming – Tracy Sunderland

 

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