SILENT SKY

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

In this true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century astronomer hampered in her passions because she was born into an age where women didn't pursue such things brings, her struggle for equality is brought to vivid life.  Much like the women of Hidden Figures a few generations later, Leavitt is able to overcome the biases of her day as she joins a group of women “computers” charting the stars for a renowned male astronomer who claims credit for their work. Only much later did the truth come to light. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see until someone like Leavitt changes the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Reviews

The audience was laughing like hyenas throughout the entire play, because of characters like Fleming whose personality could light up anyone's day. This play had a good balance of seriousness and hilariousness, but it was mainly funny.

sweet - Joy Rowden - Signal Tribune - ...read full review


The production at the Long Beach Playhouse, directed ably by Phyliss B. Gitlin, finds just the right tone to bring the story of Leavitt and her fellow computers to life. ...

"Silent Sky" is a lovely portrait of yet another important and little known woman who made huge contributions to the sciences.

sweet - Sean McMullen - Long Beach The Grunion - ...read full review


The audience was laughing like hyenas throughout the entire play, because of characters like Fleming whose personality could light up anyone's day. This play had a good balance of seriousness and hilariousness, but it was mainly funny.

sweet - Joy Rowden - Signal Tribune - ...read full review


The production at the Long Beach Playhouse, directed ably by Phyliss B. Gitlin, finds just the right tone to bring the story of Leavitt and her fellow computers to life. ...

"Silent Sky" is a lovely portrait of yet another important and little known woman who made huge contributions to the sciences.

sweet - Sean McMullen - Long Beach The Grunion - ...read full review