Auburn Area Community Theatre Presents Silent Sky

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Jan Dempsey Art Center
222 East Drake Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830
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222 East Drake Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830

Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from August 17th, 2018 until August 26th, 2018
Next Dates August 19th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2018

AACT will open its 2018-2019 season with Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and short story author from Atlanta, GA. This play, much like the movie “Hidden Figures”, is based on the true story of Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the women “computers” of the Harvard Observatory. The women of the Harvard Observatory, though denied use of telescopes, were responsible for some of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the 19th Century. Henrietta Swan Leavitt discovered the method for measuring distances between stars and knowing our place in the universe.

This story reflects many of the challenges faced by women in science at the time, as well as some struggles still present today. The play is warm, witty, at times funny, and AACT also intends to present Silent Sky as a competition entry at the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s play festival in November 2018.

Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center on 222 E Drake Ave., Auburn, Alabama on August 17th, 18th, and 23rd-25th at 7 p.m. with matinees August 19th and 26th at 2 p.m. Suitable for all ages, tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Thursday August 23rd will offer a Pay What You Wish special- drop a few bucks in the jar and join us!

Call 334-332-0881 or visit www.auburnact.org for information, reservations, and ticket purchases.

Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. Auburn Area Community Theatre is a member of the Auburn Arts Association. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information please visit www.auburnact.org .