NSU Theater to Present ‘Silent Sky’

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theater Department will present “Silent Sky” in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater.

Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Feb. 19-23.

Silent Sky tells the true story of the 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and 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.

The lead role of Henrietta is played by Shelby Glover of Sioux Falls. Morgan Wilson of Hot Springs and Sierra Reed of Rock Rapids, Iowa, play two of Henrietta’s Harvard Observatory colleagues. Christine Powers of Hot Springs plays Henrietta’s sister Margaret. Judah McKinley of Pierre plays Peter Shaw.

Brittany Quinn of Timber Lake is the student stage manager and is assisted by Loretta Simon of Gettysburg and Brady Hamer of Kennebec.

The production is directed by NSU Theater Director Daniel Yurgaitis, with scenic design by Joshua John Frachiseur and costume design by Jordan Jaked Carrier.

Tickets for the production are $18 for adults and $9 for NSU faculty/staff. NSU students are admitted free with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Johnson Fine Arts Center Box Office or online via the NSU School of Fine Arts Page.

Box office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m. The box office opens two hours before the show begins on performance nights. The JFAC box office phone number is 605-626-2900.

For more information about “Silent Sky,” please contact Yurgaitis at Daniel.Yurgaitis@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.