Chagrin Performing Arts Academy
Youth Theatre

By: Lauren Gunderson

Show Description:
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.
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 the measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.
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.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Dusten Welch


Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

February 6 - February 9

7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
7:30pm Saturday
2:30pm Sunday

$12-$15 Reserved Seating

(440) 715-4004
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Chagrin Falls High School
400 East Washington St.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

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