Up Next at Forward Theater Company:
by Lauren Gunderson
November 5th - 22nd, 2015
A brilliant, headstrong pioneer at the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt must leave her Wisconsin home to pursue her dream of studying the night sky. But she soon discovers that the distance to the stars is less than the distance to acceptance in the man's world of turn-of-the-century science. Family, music, love and history come alive beneath a blanket of stars in this magical story of a scientist's quest for the heavens in a society determined to keep a woman in her place.
- San Francisco Chronicle
"...the play captures Henrietta's fervor for the poetry of the heavens, her need to know where we stand amid the vastness of existence."
- San Jose Mercury News
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Special Event With Silent Sky Playwright Lauren Gunderson
Wisconsin Science Festival - Saturday, October 24th, 7:00-7:50pm
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery/Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard, Madison, WI 53715
General Admission - FREE to public
Forward is thrilled to have Silent Sky playwright Lauren Gunderson in Madison on Saturday, October 24th for a special event. Ms. Gunderson will be appearing at the Wisconsin Science Festival to present Survival of the Storied: Why Science Needs Art and Art Needs Science, which explores the ways that science and story share a structure that begs for heroism, action, surprise, mystery and wonder.
Drama is built into discovery, just as engineering underpins good drama. Discover the synchronicities of science and story: why we are always in desperate need of both, why both need each other and why telling the untold stories of science can change the world.
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