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  Silent Sky at Silver Spring Stage

Silent Sky

Silver Spring Stage
10145 Colesville Road Silver Spring

Silent Sky is the true story of how a group of extraordinary women banded together to find a way to measure the universe while overcoming adversity. Set in the early 1900s, Silent Sky follows Henrietta Leavitt, an aspiring scientist who joins the Harvard Observatory's all-female "human computer" team. Once there, however, she finds the women are kept behind the scenes and told to keep their ideas and theories to themselves. As Henrietta navigates these impossible waters, she tries to keep her personal life and family obligations in focus. This powerful production from Silver Spring Stage examines a woman's place in professional society during a time of both historic discovery and endless oppression.

Thru - May 28, 2017

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

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DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Amid all these shining female performances, Noah Rich delivers a shimmering performance as Peter Shaw, who is almost immediately mesmerized by the light that glows from Henrietta As Shaw, Rich shows us both sides of the men's opinions from that era. He is dominated by the three women but still has much respect for their accomplishments. At other times, Shaw still is unwilling to give up male domination in the world of astronomy or society."
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Susan Brall

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...I highly recommend "Silent Sky," playing through February 4, 2017, at Silver Spring Stage, as a masterpiece of wonder, humor, and bittersweet discovery of the universe inside and outside of ourselves."
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Liz Ruth-Brinegar

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