New show to start at Hippodrome

Elise Hudson plays Henrietta Leavitt in the Hippodrome Theater's new play, Silent Sky, that opens on Friday.
Photo by Michael A. Eaddy

The Hippodrome’s new play, “Silent Sky,” is slated to open on Friday.  

The play is about female scientist Henrietta Leavitt who led the Harvard Observatory in early 20th-Century astronomy. Leavitt mapped distant stars and was a pioneer in the male-dominated world of astronomy.

“Silent Sky” opens at 8 p.m. on Friday and will have showings until May 7. Show times are Wednesdays (7 p.m.), Thursdays (7 p.m.), Fridays (8 p.m.), Saturdays (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.), and Sundays (2 p.m.).  

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Special Dates and Events for Silent Sky 

Thursday, April 27  

Stay and mingle with a panel discussion. All tickets are $35, which includes one drink after the show. 

Saturday, April 29 

Moon viewing at the Hipp by the Alachua Astronomy Club. This free event will take place after the show outside the Hippodrome.

Sunday, April 30  

Free pre-show Lecture at 1 p.m.

Talkback with actors after the 2 p.m. show 

You can purchase tickets to “Silent Sky” by clicking here. 


Photo by Michael A. Eaddy Silent Sky at the Hippodrome Theatre Production team and cast.

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