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Possum Point Players 2021 presents
Silent Sky
written by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Rebecca Craft and 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 6:00p*
NOTE: Special later (cooler!) start time for Sunday shows

Possum Hall / 441 Old Laurel Road / Georgetown DE

ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE LIVE
OUTDOORS
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
THE STORY...

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.

THE CAST

Henrietta Leavitt...   Susannah Griffin
Margaret Leavitt...   Ashlie Workman
Peter Shaw...   Steven Dow
Annie Cannon...   E. J. Panico
Williamina Fleming...   Gina Shuck


THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Directors...   Rebecca Craft and John H. Hulse
Stage Manager...   Donna Flomp
Production Assistants...
Rhys Humphries, Dillon Mangene, Landon Rockwell
Costume Design...   Marsha Shull
Lighting and Sound Design...   Chase Schirmer
Lighting and Sound Tech... 
Ruth Lawson, Rhys Humphries, Dillon Mangene
Makeup Design...   Rebecca Craft
Properties...   Donna Flomp
Set Artist...   Bill Walton
Set Design...   Ed O’Connor and John H. Hulse
Set Construction...   Fred Dean
Stage Crew...
Beth Kramer, Fred Grant, Landon Rockwell
Photos...   Gary Conaway
Program...   Dawn P. Conaway
Publicity...   Rosanne Pack
Website...   John Zinzi
PPP Executive Administrator...   Dawn P. Conaway
Box Office...   Gail Brown