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Silent Sky

October 10 through 13 at 8pm. October 14 at 7pm.
By Lauren Gunderson

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work a 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 hour" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, 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 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.

"A startling, entertaining true story of a brilliant, history-making woman- hitherto unknown to many of us"



Tickets available at Ticketflap until September 10 at the special price of 250 HKD for any performance. 

From September 10 onwards, tickets are available at Urbtix.hk :

10 October: 260 HKD
11 October: 270 HKD
12 October: 280 HKD 
13 October: 300 HKD 
14 October: 300 HKD 

This is an English-language production. +8 recommended.