Auditions for Silent Sky
St. Thomas students are welcome to audition for the Lauren Gunderson's drama SILENT SKY at the St. Catherine University Frey Theater
Date & Time:
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
All students from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University are invited to audition for Lauren Gunderson's drama Silent Sky, which will be performed March 13-17, 2019, at the Frey Theater, located on the campus of St. Catherine University. Auditions will be held at the Frey Theater on Monday, December 3, and Tuesday, December 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. At the audition, please be prepared to read from the script.
THE STORY: When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at 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 hours” 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.
For questions about auditions or the production, please contact Dr. Teresa Lyons Hegdahl by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (651) 690-6683.