Veronique Hurley and Kathryn Barndhardt in East Lynne Theater Company’s “Silent Sky.” Photo credit: Gayle Stahlhuth

‘Silent Sky’ is Heavenly

There are only two more weeks to see why audiences, coming from 20 different states, are calling “Silent Sky” heavenly, uplifting, funny and touching.

Dottie Knapp in her review for “Exit Zero” wrote, “The play is filled with humor and love… When the characters appear, you’ll find stars both in the abstract and in the flesh. And at the end, you’ll bask in the universe. The play becomes magical, thanks to Tom Byrn (director) and Lee O’Connor (lighting, sound). It’s well worth the price of admission. The incidental music by Jenny Giering adds to the enjoyment. Come, be part of this universe. You’ll be transported.”

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s exceptional play about astronomer Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921) who, in 1912, provided the key to determining the size of the universe. Leavitt and other women who worked at The Harvard College Observatory made valuable discoveries about the cosmos, which is incredible considering they weren’t allowed to look through the telescope. They charted the stars using photographic plates taken through the telescope. The talented cast includes Kathryn Barnhardt, Pat Dwyer, Nikki Ferry, Veronique Hurley and Mary Elizabeth Scallen.

“Silent Sky” runs through Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, except no show on Oct. 3, a show on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and on Oct. 10 the show is at 2 p.m. Location is the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. For more information and reservations, call (609) 884-5898, email eastlynneco@aol.com or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.