Mainstage Production: "Silent Sky"
Castleton University Performing Arts department presents “Silent Sky”. “Silent Sky” follows the true story of Henrietta Leavitt. Henrietta begins working at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s, where she and her female peers are seen as no more than human calculators performing labor in “girl hours” for a renowned astronomer. In her free time, Henrietta tries to measure the light and distance of stars while maintaining the balance of her life on earth and obligations to her family. Henrietta’s life explores the enormous challenges of being a woman in a cutting-edge time of scientific discovery, held back by societal convention, and her belief that women and passion deserve respect in the scientific community.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, alumni, staff, faculty, and seniors. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling the Casella Box Office at (802) 468-1119 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.