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Whitefish Theatre Co. holds auditions for ‘Silent Sky’

| February 22, 2024 12:00 AM

Whitefish Theatre Co. is holding auditions for the upcoming Main Stage production of “Silent Sky” — the true story about the women who first mapped the stars by Laura Gunderson.

Auditions will be held on Feb. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. Arrive early to fill out an audition application, fill out a waiver form, and review the script. Enter through the north side of the building near WTC’s parking lot and conference room. 

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she is not 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. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, “Silent Sky” follows the true story of a passionate young woman who must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. 

Jake Carr is the director of this production. The cast is comprised of four women and one man. No experience or preparation is necessary to audition. Pages from the script will be provided. The script is available at Valley public libraries. Rehearsals for “Silent Sky” will begin in early March with performances April 11-14 and 18-20. 

For more information, call the Whitefish Theatre Company at 862-5371 or visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org.