by Georgetown Palace Theatre
Mar. 03 - Apr. 02
The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific and heart-bound discoveries. With music and math bursting forth onstage, Henrietta and her female peers change the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, 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, in her free time, 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. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt 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. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
The production is directed by Jessie Drollette. Scenic and costume design is by Jennifer Rose Davis. Lighting design is by Faith Castaneda with property design by Emily Taylor. Barb Jernigan is scenic artist and sound design is by Jessie Drollette. Meredith Connely is production stage manager and Deborah Hanna is assistant stage manager.
for Austin Broadway World, March 16, 2023
by Lauren Gunderson
Georgetown Palace Theatre
March 03 - April 02, 2023
817 S. Austin Avenue
across the street from the Georgetown Palace Theatre
Georgetown, TX, 78626
March 3 - April 2, 2023
Performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Full information about dates and times can be found on the Georgetown Palace website.
Tickets are $34 for adults, $32 for seniors, students and military, $16 for children. Student rush tickets are available at the door with valid student ID for $24. All fees are included in ticket pricing.
Tickets are on sale now at GetPalaceTickets.com.