Silent Sky

Home / Our 2017-2018 Season / Silent Sky

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Curt Arnold
March 9 – 31, 2018

SILENT SKY presents the real-life story of Henrietta Leavitt and the women working behind the scenes at the dawn of modern astronomy. Henrietta leaves her family in Wisconsin to join a group of women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, where she is not even allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Balancing her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love, she makes a breakthrough discovery that enables astronomers to calculate the distance between Earth and remote galaxies and stars. A celestial romance and true story of discovery.

“Silent Sky is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line – heavenly.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Our Cast:

Brittany Nicole Gaul as Henrietta Leavitt
Jill Kenderes as Margaret Leavitt
Andrew Keller as Peter Shaw
Pam Matthews as Annie Cannon
Molly Clay as Williamina Fleming

photos by Terry Schordock

Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

Show tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students (any age with a valid ID).  Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the box office at 440-331-0403 Wednesday through Saturday from 1–6 P.M. or online at Clague Playhouse Tickets

In order to make the art of theater more accessible to those in our community, Clague Playhouse is excited to continue to offer FREE Student Ticket Nights! Designated only for Thursday evening performances, students of any age are invited to show their student IDs (or other form of school identification) and attend any Thursday Clague Playhouse showing AT NO CHARGE. Clague Playhouse is delighted to be able to welcome students as we celebrate our 90th Season and 50th in the Barn.
These Thursday Student tickets are limited and can vary depending on availability per week. Please call the Box Office at 440-331-0403 during regular hours to reserve for any Clague Playhouse Thursday performance, and show a Student ID at the time of ticket pickup. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and one hour before curtain time on performance dates. Box Office is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. No online reservations can be taken for this ticket type. Free Thursday Student Tickets are subject to availability and MUST be picked up by 7:30pm or they will be released.

A review from Cleveland Stage Alliance – Kevin Kelly:   “Silent Sky Gets A Beautiful, Touching, and Amusing Production at Clague Playhouse”


Buy Tickets Online