SILENT SKY, Playcrafters Of Skippack, 06/06/2020

by Patricia Bradford

Theater Website:
Theater Phone: (610) 584-4005

Start date of auditions: 06/06/2020

Sat June 6 starting @10 am
Tuesday June 9 @ 7 pm

Author Lauren Gunderson describes this play as a story about 4 strong women and the success depends on each woman telling her story as well as the ability to work as an ensemble. Individual auditions will be scheduled on Sat June 6th by emailing Sides will be sent to you when your audition is scheduled.

In this true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century astronomer hampered in her passions because she was born into an age where women didn’t pursue such things, the struggle for equality is brought to vivid life. The play blends humor and romance in a riveting exploration of her life and how she fearlessly asserted herself in the male-driven, turn of the century world of science and academia.
All Ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
Below are character descriptions with approximate starting ages for the start of the play. We are in need of actors who can realistically portray these characters over the course of the 20-year span of the play.
HENRIETTA LEAVITT (F, 30-39): Brilliant, determined, a dreamer, hard of hearing (wears a period hearing aid), has never much cared for the “status quo.”
MARGARET LEAVITT (F, 25 – 35): A homebody, genuine, sweet-natured, realist. (Ability to sing and play the piano a plus.)
PETER SHAW (M, 30 – 39): The head astronomer’s apprentice, reserved, his views have never really been challenged prior to the events of the play. He is in love with Henrietta, as she is with he.
ANNIE CANNON (F, 40 – 49): A leader, tough, sure, grows into a firebrand for the suffrage movement.
WILLIAMINA FLEMING (F, 45 – 59): Scottish, intelligent, witty, warm and outgoing, the first of her kind, smart as a whip and fun. (Role requires a Scottish Accent.)

To sign up for an audition, we are requesting that auditionees email:
Show Dates: Sept 24, 25, 26, Oct 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10

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