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Silent Sky

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Gretchen Weinrich


Set in the early 20th century, the play tells the inspiring true story of the astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.  It explores the struggles and triumphs of a woman whose passion for astronomy challenged societal expectations and changed the way we understand the universe. With music and math bursting forth onstage, “Silent Sky” is an uplifting and thought-provoking theatrical experience. 


Runs weekends February 23 to March 17 with a Monday Pay-What-You-Can on March 4.


Rehearsals begin on January 8th. They will be scheduled 4-5 days a week. Weekdays 6-9:30pm; Whenever possible Actors will be scheduled on an as needed basis.  


December 5 & 6, 7-9pm. 


All auditions will include a short, modern monologue (memorization preferred) and readings from the script (sides will be available in advance).

Please note that, currently, all roles at Theatre in the Round are volunteer; however, all actors will be provided a new professional headshot, with rights to use digitally or printed. We understand and respect that not everyone is able to committ to a show for no payment.


Except as noted, roles are open to actors of all identities – racial, ethnic, sexual, gender – and no roles assume the presence or absence of disability.

NOTE: although this is not pivotal to the character or the story, both Henrietta and Annie are characters that have hearing loss,  Actors who are hard of hearing are strongly encouraged to audition. Accomodations can be provided upon request.

                          Henrietta Leavitt (LEH-vit):  30s, brilliant, meticulous, excited

                          Margaret Leavitt:  30s, homebody, creative, sweet, sister

                          Peter Shaw:  30s, the head astronomer's apprentice... and the man

                           Annie Cannon:  40s, the leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand

                           Williamina Fleming:  50s, smart as a whip and fun, Scottish