Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 2:45pm

Forward Theater Company is presenting "Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson, November 5-22 at the Playhouse at Overture Center. "Silent Sky" follows Henrietta Leavitt, the brilliant, headstrong, pioneer at the dawn of modern astronomy who is relatively unknown in history. Henrietta must leave her Wisconsin home to pursue her dream of studying the night sky. But she soon discovers that the distance to the stars is less than the distance to acceptance in the man's world of turn-of-the-century science. Family, music, love and history come alive beneath a blanket of stars in this magical story of a scientist's quest for the heavens in a society determined to keep a woman in her place. Tickets at OvertureCenter.org. More info at ForwardTheater.com. See press release.

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