A couple of weekends ago I went to Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier to see their new production - "Silent Sky". One of my former students landed a role so I went mainly to see her...
...and I was transported by this play and this production. As a drama director, I have seen a LOT of plays, and this was easily one of the most exciting, joyous, inspirational, moving, life-affirming plays I have ever seen.
The play revolves around the life of Henrietta Leavitt, who, in the early 1900's, discovered the period-luminosity relationship for Cepheid variables, which enabled us, for the first time to really determine the scale and size of the universe. Yeah, I know, I'm a physics/astronomy nut - but there were so many things here - the struggle and joy of scientific discovery; the struggle of women to be taken seriously as scientists; the struggle to balance family life with a devotion to one's profession... There is so much to think about, as I am still.
The production has come to an end, but if another group mounts a production near you, go see it! I don't think you'll be disappointed!