Regional Premiere, ‘Silent Sky’, is Next Show for Blue Barn

BLUEBARN Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue Season 28 with the historical drama, Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson.

BLUEBARN Producing Artistic Director Susan C. Toberer directs with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Darrin Golden, costume design by Lindsay Pape, sound design by Craig Marsh, and properties design by Amy Reiner.

Shows run March 23-April 15; Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun, April 2 at 2pm, and Sun, April 9 at 2pm and 6pm.

Single tickets for Silent Sky are $30 for adults and $25 for students, seniors (65+), TAG Members, and groups of 10 or more.

Silent Sky is generously sponsored by Giger Foundation, First National Bank, Mutual of Omaha, and Valmont Industries.

About Silent Sky

A new play about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the real women “computers” working at Harvard Observatory at the dawn of modern astronomy.  In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society unaccustomed to strong women in a man’s world.  A celestial romance and true story of discovery.

About the Stars of Silent Sky

Silent Sky showcases some of Omaha’s finest actresses:  Haley Haas (The Dresser, BLUEBARN Theatre) as Henrietta Leavitt, Sarah Carlson-Brown (Gnit, BLUEBARN Theatre) as her sister, Margaret, and Judy Radcliff (Our Town, BLUEBARN Theatre) as the wise Williamina.  Pamela Chase makes her BLUEBARN debut as the suffragette, Annie, as well as guest actor Christopher Joel Onken in the role of Peter Shaw.

About the BLUEBARN Theatre

The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally-produced plays to area audiences since 1989. Since its inception, BLUEBARN has produced over 100 plays and has established itself as Omaha’s professional contemporary theatre company. Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons.

About the Playwright, Lauren Gunderson

Lauren M. Gunderson is the most produced living playwright in America of 2016, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company.  She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship.  Her work has been commissioned, produced, and developed at companies across the U.S. including South Cost Rep (Emile, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog!), The O’Neill, The Denver Center, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Olney Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire, and more.  She co-authored Miss Bennett:  Christmas at Pemberley with Margot Melcon.  Her work is published at Playscripts (I and You, Exit Pursued By a Bear, The Taming, and Toil and Trouble), Dramatists (Silent Sky, Bauer, Miss Bennett) and Samuel French (Emilie).  Her picture book, Dr. Wonderful:  Blast Off to the Moon will be released from Two Lions/Amazon in May.

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