Silent Sky


A decade before women gained the right to vote, Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” transformed the science of astronomy. In the Harvard Observatory, Leavitt found 2,400 new variable stars and made important discoveries about their fluctuating brightness, enabling fellow scientists to map the Milky Way and beyond. This inspiring drama explores the determination, passion and sacrifice of the women who redefined our understanding of the cosmos.

Presented by Ford's Theatre Society

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $70

Discount Tickets Available Younger than 35? You can purchase $20 tickets to select performances (Tuesday-Friday) using promo code UNDER3520. Age 60 or older? You can purchase discounted tickets to all matinees. Restrictions apply. Are you U.S. military personnel or a veteran? You can purchase discounted tickets using promo code MILITARY20. Tickets must be picked up at the box office with ID. Other restrictions apply.

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Box Office Phone: 888-616-0270

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/24/2020 - 02/23/2020
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 01/26/2020 - 7:30pm

Dark Days

  • 01/25/2020 - 2:00pm


  • 02/13/2020 - 7:30pm


  • 02/04/2020 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Nora Achrati Annie Jump Cannon
Laura C. Harris Henrietta Leavitt
Emily Kester Margaret Leavitt
Jonathan David Martin Peter Shaw
Holly Twyford Williamina
Production Personnel
Lauren Gunderson
Seema Sueko
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Milagros Ponce de León
Sound Designer
Andre J. Pluess
Movement for plays
Karma Camp
Lighting Designer
Rui Rita


Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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