‘Silent Sky’

"Silent Sky", by Lauren Gunderson, is based on the captivating true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a woman “computer” at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. This semi-historical drama 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. 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 production is directed by Ryan Bergeron, costumed by Meghan Barylak, and co-produced by Tim Anderson and Sarah Price. The cast includes Katie Atkinson, Tara Corkery, Andrew Keller, Peggy Newton and Theresa Pedone. The show runs May 6-21, at 7:30 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and can be purchased at broadview-heights-spotlights.org.