Possum Point Players 2021 presents
written by Lauren Gunderson
directed by John H. Hulse
Fridays JUN 4 and JUN 11 at 7:30p
Saturdays JUN 5 and JUN 12 at 7:30p
Sundays JUN 6 and JUN 13 at 2:00p
Possum Hall / 441 Old Laurel Road / Georgetown DE
ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE LIVE
On Possum's NEW OPEN-AIR STAGE
adjacent to Possum Hall
All Seats Reserved!
Adult $22 Seniors/Students $20
New for 2021: No Upcharge Convenience Fee
SILENT SKY tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900, and Henrietta has the opportunity to work at Harvard University as a human computer mapping the stars but receiving no scientific credit.
When Henrietta arrives, she is eager to use Harvard’s telescope - the Great Refractor - but is told that she will not be able to do any sort of astronomical discovery as she will only log the stars photographed by the men of the department. Because she was born into an age where women did not pursue such things, the struggle for equality is brought to vivid life.
However, Henrietta will not be dissuaded, and begins the process of recording the changes in Cepheid stars - a scientific discovery that has profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy.
During her inquiry, Henrietta’s relationships strain under her obsessive work ethic; her sister Margaret, her love interest Peter Shaw, and her colleagues Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming all find themselves pushed aside in favor of a great cosmic mystery.
SILENT SKY is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.
Henrietta Leavitt... Susannah Griffin
Margaret Leavitt... Ashlie Workman
Peter Shaw... Steven Dow
Annie Cannon... E. J. Panico
Williamina Fleming... Gina Shuck
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Director... John H. Hulse
Associate Director... Becky Craft
Stage Manager... Donna Flomp
Production Assistant... Dillon Mangene
Beth Kramer, Landon Rockwell, Fred Grant
Costume Design... Marsha Shull
Lighting and Sound Design... Chase Schirmer
Lighting and Sound Tech... Ruth Lawson
Makeup Design... Becky Craft
Properties... Donna Flomp
Set Design... Ed O’Connor and John H. Hulse
Set Construction... Fred Dean
Photos... Gary Conaway
Program... Dawn P. Conaway
Publicity... Rosanne Pack
Website... John Zinzi
PPP Executive Administrator... Dawn P. Conaway
Box Office... Gail Brown