Time: 7:30pm CDT March 17
Location: Wartburg Theatre in the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences
The Carthage Theatre Department presents the poignant tale of empowerment “Silent Sky” March 16-24 in Wartburg Theatre.
Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, “Silent Sky” explores women’s role in society and the social progress that accompanied the scientific discoveries at the turn of the century. Leavitt’s work at the Harvard University observatory is at first unnoticed, as she is placed in a women’s think tank largely discredited by the university’s male scientists. She is unable to express her ideas, and they often go ignored until claimed by a man. She is denied access to technology to further her work yet fights alongside the strong women supporting her to make her contribution known. In her free time, she works to measure the light and distance of stars, while also attempting to find balance between her work and her familial obligations, and considering the possibility of love in her future. A poignant tale of empowerment, “Silent Sky” invites audiences to experience how Leavitt and her colleagues fought to change the world’s perception of both the world around them and what lies beyond.
This Carthage production is directed by Prof. Herschel Kruger.
The Wartburg Theatre is located inside the David A. Straz Center for the Natural and Social Sciences.
Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 — 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 — 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 — 3 p.m.
Seniors (55+) $10
To purchase tickets, please visit carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office 262-551-6661 Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Carthage Faculty, Staff, and Student Complimentary Ticket(s) Policy
Carthage student and faculty/staff must present their Carthage ID cards and tickets are only available in-person at the Fine Arts Box office. For more details about complimentary tickets, please visit carthage.edu/box-office.
- Carthage students receive one (1) free ticket per event, not per night. If a student would like to see the event again, the student will pay at the student price.
- Carthage non-theatre Faculty/Staff receive two (2) free tickets per event, one for them and someone to join them. If a faculty/staff would like to see the event after using the two free tickets, then the ticket would be at the adult price. The event’s manager may release additional tickets if available at their discretion.
- Faculty and Students in the cast/crew for the show will receive comps per the standing departmental policy.
- Carthage students with declared majors or minors in Theatre, Music Theatre, and Dance may get a free single (1) rush tickets for themselves 10 minutes prior to curtain as long as tickets are available.