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ACCT Presents "Silent Sky"


March 17th - April 2nd

Aldersgate UMC (Wesley Hall)

The Aldersgate Church Community Theater proudly presents "Silent Sky", a play by Laura Gunderson. Directed by Marzanne Claiborne.

The show will run for three weekends, from March 17th through April 2nd

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm

Sunday matinees @ 2:00pm

Tickets are on sale now!

Visit the ACCT table on Sunday morning during Fellowship Time or visit the ACCT website to purchase tickets.

Show Description

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.

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