This Just In: Silent Sky Review from Talkin' Broadway

This Just In: Silent Sky Review from Talkin' Broadway

Local theater critic, Arthur Dorman was introduced to Lyric Arts when he attended last Saturday's performance of ilent Sky nd his review is in.

"Silent Sky succeeds best at depicting the step by step progress Henrietta makes in her own work, and the chipping away at the barriers to women in her field. Gunderson manages to make the science comprehensible, and captures the emotional involvement between a scientist and her work."

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Director's Take: Silent Sky - Opening Jan. 6

Director's Take: Silent Sky - Opening Jan. 6

Ivey Award winning Director Anne Byrd shares her thoughts on Silent Sky

"I am excited to direct Silent Sky because I am always fascinated with stories about people that are lost to history," says Director Anne Byrd.

An area premiere, Silent Sky tells the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt 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. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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Announcing the Cast of "Silent Sky" and "The Drawer Boy."

Announcing the Cast of "Silent Sky" and "The Drawer Boy."

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.

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