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SHOW DATES

Tucson : 10/22/19 - 11/09/19

Phoenix : 11/14/19 - 12/01/19

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SILENT SKY

By LAUREN GUNDERSON
Directed by CASEY STANGL

“ATC takes to the skies for Silent Sky”
– Arizona Daily Star

Silent Sky is a fiery force!”
– Taming of the Review

 

A celebration of discovery, originality, and curiosity. For the last three seasons, playwright Lauren Gunderson has proudly sat on the list of most-produced playwrights in the country. Arizona Theatre Company proudly brings this brilliant and prolific author’s work to the professional stage in Arizona for the first time. Based on the true story of early 1900s astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, astonishing discoveries await as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. During this time of immense scientific discoveries, women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.  Like the recent film Hidden Figures, Silent Sky shines a bright light on women whose achievements have been too long overlooked by the telescope of history. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.

“Bottom line: Heavenly” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

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Accessible Performances:
Tuc: 11/07/19 (2:00 p.m.) – AD / OC; 11/07/19 (7:30 p.m.) – ASL
Phx: 11/24/19 (7:00 p.m.) – OC; 11/30/19 (2:00 p.m.) – ASL/AD

ARTISTS

Casey Stangl: Director
Glenn Bruner: Production Stage Manager
Jo Winiarski: Scenic Designer
Kish Finnegan: Costume Designer
Jaymi Lee Smith: Lighting Designer
Paul James Prendergast: Sound Designer
Jeffrey Teeter: Projection Designer
Avery Reagan: Asst. Lighting Designer
Lauren Gunderson: Playwright

*Denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
^Denotes members of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Denotes members of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

CAST

Veronika Duerr*: Henrietta Leavitt
Tori Grace Hines*: Margaret Leavitt
Nardeep Khurmi*: Peter Shaw
Inger Tudor*: Annie Cannon
Amelia White*: Williamina Fleming

*Denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The mission of Arizona Theatre Company is to inspire, engage, and entertain –one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. ATC shares the passion of the theatre through a wide array of outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives, and community events. With more than 700 Education & Engagement activities through the schools and summer programs, ATC focuses on teaching Arizona’s youth about the creative power of dramatic literature and how it can enrich their own lives in multiple ways. Your gifts at every level support Arizona Theatre Company’s mission to inspire, engage, and entertain – one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. Donors play a starring role at ATC, providing the funds vital to our productions and education programs. Ticket sales and subscriptions cover about 60% of the budget; the remainder comes from contributions from people like you.