What a joy Silent Sky has been. Some shows just have such an affect on people – audience, cast, designers, crew – that you don’t want them to end. Watching this beautiful script by Lauren Gunderson do that to people over the last 5 weeks has been wonderful and, now that we have reached the closing performance, I find myself feeling the same way.
The sense of wonder, of exploration and perseverance from this show is beautiful and inspiring. The sheer joy it evokes, that sense that “Anything Is Possible”, is just so beautifully interwoven with the loving bittersweet reminder “But… we don’t have forever… so Savor Everything.”
Working with the entire production team on this show has been an amazing journey. Telling the story of Henrietta Leavitt, Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming – true pioneers in their field who persevered and changed the world around them despite incredible resistance – has been an absolute gift, and one of the highlights of my career so far. I offer a giant THANK YOU to the many wonderful people who helped to make it happen!
Because the real point… is seeing something bigger. And knowing we’re a part of it, if we’re lucky. In the end that is a life well-lived. Because thank God there’s a lot out there bigger than me.
-Henrietta Leavitt, SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson
How proud every member of this show must be… And right fully so!
And, to take it one step further to present day, the quote you used to conclude your post ( “Because the real point… is seeing something bigger. And knowing we’re a part of it, if we’re lucky.”) is more than applicable to the drama now being played out in our politics! Hopefully we will see.this be as brave and hopeful and successful.as “Silent Sky”!
Thank you, Emily, for the kind words! You’re right, I hope people take inspiration from Henrietta Leavitt and fight for what’s right!