June 29, 2018

Silent Sky

AACT presented Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson in August (click on the picture above for some great scenes from the production). Silent Sky is the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the 19th-century astronomer who wasn’t allowed to touch a telescope! While struggling to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love, Henrietta and the women of the Harvard Observatory made discoveries that allow us to know our place in the universe.

We are proud of the cast that helped to create such a fabulous production:
Tricia Oliver as Henrietta Leavitt,
Ashley Hansana as Margaret Leavitt,
Thomas S Maple as Peter Shaw,
Andrea Holliday as Annie Cannon, and
Emily Stephens as Williamina Fleming


Auburn Area Community Theatre intends to present Silent Sky as a competition entry at the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s play festival, (ACT-Fest’19.) on November 2 and 3, 2018 at Theatre Tuscaloosa. Three theatre professionals will offer a brief response following each performance, and will select an Alabama production to move on to the regional competition in March 2019 at the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Play festivals are a rare opportunity for theatre amateurs to get reactions and suggestions from knowledgeable full-time theatre practitioners. This is such an enriching experience, and creates wonderful memories with your theatre family.


Auburn Area Community Theatre is an equal opportunity organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity in casting, performance opportunities, volunteering, education, and employment. AACT does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarships, programs, and activities.