UMD Theatre presents ‘Silent Sky’

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The cast and crew of UMD’s Silent Sky are setting the stage for opening night Friday. The play, by Lauren Gunderson, reexamines the story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. 

The production tells of the discrimination experienced by women in STEM and the courageous people who defied it. 

Guest director Cory Johnson says she’s enjoyed telling this story with students of UMD, “It is about barriers that society has. It’s about barrier of what women can do. It is a barrier about how do we balance passion and like, that work life balanced. It is about giving about giving people a chance, that you may have otherwise overlooked.”

The theatre is teaming with the Alworth Planetarium to organize stargazing activities in Ordean Court after every evening performance.

If you decide to go:
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Cory Johnson

Mar 3 & 4, Mar 13-18, 7:30 p.m. | Sun, Mar 19, 2 p.m. 

Talk Back performance: Tuesday March 14, 7:30 p.m.

ASL performance: Sun, Mar 19, 2 p.m.

Dudley Experimental Theatre at Marshall Performing Arts Center