MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 12, 2019) — Downtown Moline’s Black Box Theatre presents the area premiere of "Silent Sky" by Laura Gunderson. "Silent Sky" is the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she 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. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Starring as Henrietta Levitt is Alice Guzman. Also in the cast are Anna Schneider, Adam Cerny, Jo Vasquez, and Jennifer Kingry. The production will be designed and directed by Lora Adams with stage management by Gregory Kerr and lighting-design by David Miller.

“The play reminds me of the movie 'Hidden Figures', where women are the brains behind the work of men,” said Dir Adams, who is also the co-founder of the Theatre, “full of wonderful characters, humor, and romance.”

The show will open on May 2 and run through May 12. Thursdays are $13 and other performances $16. Times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2PM. Tickets are available at

"Silent Sky" will be the third show of the Black Box Theatre’s third season. The intimate 60-seat theatre is located in downtown Moline at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois.

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