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Silent Sky opens January 23 at Ridgefield High School

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage the drama Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson on January 23-25 and January 31-February 1, in the Black Box Theatre of Ridgefield High School.

The true story of early 20th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discovery, 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 believed in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Silent Sky will have five evening performances, January 23-25 and January 31 - February 1 at 7:30 pm, with snow dates of January 26 and February 2 at 2:00pm.

All tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Ridgefield seniors who have a Gold Card may enjoy one show for free but must have the Gold Card with them for admission.

More info at http://www.rhsperformingarts.info/ RHS telephone: 203-894-5750.

Photo Credit: Tanya Jaeger

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