Based on the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, this play explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. While working at the Harvard Observatory, Henrietta isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. She joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.
Pay What You Can Preview will be on April 17.
Saturday, April 21 there are two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.