Arts

Amazing Women Take Center Stage In Theatrical Outfit’s ‘Silent Sky’

Elizabeth Diane Wells plays 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in Theatrical Outfit's production of ''Silent Sky,'' running from Feb. 11-March 1.
Elizabeth Diane Wells plays 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in Theatrical Outfit's production of ''Silent Sky,'' running from Feb. 11-March 1.
Credit / courtesy of Theatrical Outfit

Lauren Gunderson is an award-winning Atlanta-born playwright. Her work has been produced nationwide, and here at home by Synchronicity Theater and the Weird Sisters Theater Project. And now, Theatrical Outfit is staging a production of her show “Silent Sky,” the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.

Gunderson joined us at member station KALW in San Francisco, and WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke to her about the real story behind the play.

This interview features music from the show composed by Jenny Giering.

“Silent Sky” runs from Feb. 11 through March 1 at Theatrical Outfit. Learn more at Atlanta PlanIt.

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