On January 6th, Silent Sky opens and will be directed by someone new to Lyric Arts, Anne Byrd. This play is a miraculous story about Henrietta Leavitt, a female astronomer. The true story takes place during the 19th-century and 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.
The Drawer Boy opens on Feb. 3rd and will be directed by Joshua Campbell, making his Lyric Arts directorial debut. The Drawer Boy was hailed as one of the top ten plays of 2001 by TIME magazine and winner of nearly every Canadian theater award possible. It is a humorous and heartwarming play about the simple pleasures of friendship, storytelling and remembrance.
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. In her free time, Henrietta 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 Drawer Boy
It’s 1972 and Miles, an idealistic, ebullient young actor from Toronto, knocks on the door of an isolated farmhouse somewhere in rural Ontario. He hopes to move in with local farmers, Morgan and Angus, two middle-aged bachelor farmers, to watch and learn about their lives and write a play about them and country life. Morgan has taken care of his friend Angus, ever since he suffered a head injury during World War II. As Miles learns more about the two farmers, the nature of their extraordinary relationship comes to the surface.
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