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Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson

Join one of four upcoming performances of "Silent Sky," by Lauren Gunderson


The Phoenix College Fine & Performing Arts Department
Welcomes You Back to the John Paul Theatre!

   THU,  November 18    |   7:30 pm

     FRI,  November 19    |  11:00 am & 7:30 pm
                                                ASL Interpreters at 7:30 Show

    SAT,  November 20    |   7:30 pm

   SUN,  November 21    |   2:00 pm

For more information about our Friday evening
performance with ASL interpreters, please click here.


Henrietta Leavitt's Life
will Inspire You

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 performance 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.

Learn more about the play's origins from the publisher.



Online tickets available NOW through PurplePass, and may also be purchased at the door.  
Students, Seniors, PC Alumni, and Adjuncts should bring Identification to the theatre, regardless of how they plan to purchase tickets.

   $10      General Public
     $5      Students & Seniors
     $7      PC Alumni, Staff Adjuncts

Bring friends!  Individual tickets purchased in Groups of 5, or More, are discounted as follows:
     $7      General Public
     $5      Students & Seniors
     $4      PC Alumni, Staff Adjuncts


For Comfort & Safety

While you may also purchase tickets at the door, please note that seating will be limited, as we observe social distancing.
Face coverings are required in all Phoenix College buildings.

Neither food, nor drink—with the exception of one sealable/leak proof water bottle, per guest—is permitted inside the theatre.
Audio/video recording, alcohol/drugs, weapons, and bad attitudes are prohibited.