A Southern Belle & Rebellious Slave Girl's Unlikely Friendship
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The last date listed for Dessa Rose was Thursday October 19, 2006 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
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Real-life astronomer Henrietta Leavitt's research in the early 1900s at Harvard's observatory altered everything we knew about the universe. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer struggled for recognition in the man's world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. Silent Sky, playwright Lauren Gunderson's bio-drama based on Leavitt's life, mixes science and history with feminism and romantic love to create a captivating blend. Gunderson has earned a reputation for writing similarly themed work, including a play about Isaac Newton and Emilie, which also examined a historical female scientist who never received proper credit for her work. Learn More
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- "A soulful hymn to ancestry and sisterhood." --Variety
From the New York stage come Linda Mugleston and Carly Hughes to star in this engaging story of pride, perseverance, and unlikely friendship forged between an abandoned southern belle and a rebellious slave girl escaping the antebellum South. As a stirring, emotional score captures the rhythms and roots of 19th century America, their intertwined saga cries out for the independence and freedom that forever define the human spirit.
About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreWorks
Innovative, fun, and always entertaining, TheatreWorks' high-energy brand of performance will captivate you! With a national reputation for artistic innovation and integrity, TheatreWorks is now in its 42nd year of presenting outstanding regional theatre on the San Francisco Peninsula and was named Best Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area by prestigious San Francisco magazine. The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the state-of-the-art Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in the graceful, California Mission-style Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto.
"TheatreWorks' successes have illuminated the Peninsula's cultural scene like those of no other arts organization or institution." --The Mercury News