By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Jen Uphoff Gray
A brilliant, headstrong pioneer at the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt must leave her Wisconsin home to pursue her dream of studying the night sky. But she soon discovers that the distance to the stars is less than the distance to acceptance in the man's world of turn-of-the-century science. Family, music, love and history come alive beneath a blanket of stars in this magical story of a scientist's quest for the heavens in a society determined to keep a woman in her place.
Produced by Forward Theater Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison
Performances: November 5-22, 2015
Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 7:30pm, Sat/Sun @ 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: $15 - $45
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Auditions will be held on the following days: