Sat, 02/24/2023 - 7:30pm
Sun, 02/26/2023 - 2:00pm
Thu, 03/02/2023 - 7:30pm
Fri, 03/03/2023 - 7:30pm
Sat, 03/04/2023 - 7:30pm
by Lauren Gundersen
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.
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 heavens and Earth. Daniel Brody '22, director. LU Students attend for FREE, click for more info. LU Department of Theatre website
*Wednesday, 3/1 is a Pay-What-You-Wish performance. Tickets for this performance can only be purchased at the box office or over the phone. Contact Ticket Services for details.