Running time: Approximately 2 hours with one intermission
$5 NIGHT: October 18, 7:30 pm (Tickets on sale at 4:30 pm)
LOWELL NIGHT: October 25, 7:30 pm (Tickets on sale at 4:30 pm)
ASK THE ARTISTS POST-SHOW DISCUSSION: October 19 and November 2
FREE CHILD CARE: October 28, 4:00 pm
EDUCATOR DISCOUNT DAY: October 28, 4:00 pm
MILITARY DISCOUNT DAY: October 28, 4:00 pm
LADIES NIGHT: November 2, 6:00 pm
MRT: Debut. Off-Broadway/New York: The Big Broadcast, The Barrow Group Theatre; Tiny Geniuses, Fringe NYC at the Here Arts Center. Regional: Born Yesterday (Billie Dawn), Guthrie Theater; Amadeus (Constanze), Maltz Jupiter Theatre; A Christmas Carol (Belle), Actors Theatre of Louisville; Postwave Spectacular, Heist!, Humana Festival. Web-series: 2Some, Rainbow Ruthie; Television: Younger, The Affair, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods; Film: Oleander, Jimmy & Don, On Settling Down, Julia. Education: BA Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College, Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Company Alum. Other: Thanks and love to her Rats and Fire Dragon.
MRT: Last appeared in Women In Jeopardy! and is so happy to be back in Lowell. World Premieres: George Is Dead (written and directed by Elaine May, opposite Marlo Thomas) at Magic Theatre, George Street Playhouse and Arizona Theatre Company, and moved with the production to Broadway in Relatively Speaking, three one act comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, directed by John Turturro; Clever Little Lies by Joe DiPietro at Westside Arts; Seagull (as adapted by Libby Appel), Magic Forest Farm and Fortune at Marin Theatre Company. Regional: The Lily’s Revenge (with Taylor Mac) at Magic Theatre; three productions of Wit (as Vivian Bearing); Medea (title role, director Joseph Chaikin) at Pacific Repertory Theatre; Body Awareness and The Game’s Afoot at Gulfshore Playhouse; The Roommate and Abigail’s Party at SF Playhouse; Other Desert Cities at TheatreWorks.
MRT: Debut. Regional: The Little Foxes, Both Your Houses, The Great Society, Our Betters, Asolo Rep; The Invisible Hand, Milwaukee Rep. Private Lives, Playmakers Rep; Perfect Wedding, The Book Club Play, Geva Theatre; Beautiful Star, Triad Stage. Comedy of Errors, The Little Prince, Romeo and Juliet, The Inspector General, Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Othello, Christmas Carol, Denver Center. Television: Boardwalk Empire, The Night Of, Person of Interest. Education: BA Kenyon College, MFA National Theatre Conservatory.
MRT: Debut. Regional: The Imaginary Invalid (Beline/Cleante), Soap & Rope Theatre; Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (Lady Mortimer), Shakespeare & Company; Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Nina), Asolo Rep. Film/Television: Youth Min (Rachel), First Name Films, IFF Boston Audience Award. Education: MFA FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
MRT: Debut. Off-Broadway/New York: Lincoln Center Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The New Group, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Little Lord, Jack & More. Regional: ART, Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, McCarter, Wilma, Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis, Studio Arena. International: Peyton Place, BBC Radio. Film/Television: Blacklist, NBC; The Looming Tower, Hulu; Chicago Med, NBC; The Americans (recurring), FX; Younger (recurring), TVLand; Gotham, Fox. Education: New School for Drama (MFA), Royal Holloway College University of London. Other: Over 100 audio books.
MRT: Chill. REGIONAL CURRENT: Bianca in Taming of The Shrew at The Rockwell Theatre. UPCOMING: Miss Holmes at the Greater Boston Stage Co. (formerly Stoneham Theatre) SELECT: Actor’s Shakespeare Project (Midsummer...Dream), Shakespeare & Company (The Tempest ft. Olympia Dukakis, Tartuffe). INTERNATIONAL: Marta the Divine (Marta). FILM: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (now playing), Julian (2017). EDUCATION: Stella Adler Studios, Michael Howard Studio. OTHER: Vocal coach and an award-winning playwright. Thanks to my family, friends, Marcus, and the heroic women of history upon whose shoulders I stand. www.monicagiordano.com
Lauren Gunderson is a playwright, screenwriter, and short story author from Atlanta, GA who lived in NYC before finding San Francisco. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch where she was also a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. She has been commissioned, developed, and produced at South Coast Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky, I and You), at The Kennedy Center (Dr. Wonderful), at The O’Neill Playwrights Conference (Fire Work), and her multi-city rolling premiere of the revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Her plays are published by Samuel French and Playscripts, Inc. She writes for the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal.
MRT: My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, Women in Jeopardy!, The Making of a Great Moment, 45 Plays for 45 Presidents, Home of the Brave, Tinker to Evers to Chance, I and You, The Lion. Sean has directed at Manhattan Theatre Club (The Lion, Drama Desk Award & Theatre World Award, nominated for Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle), Lynn Redgrave (NYC), The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), St. James (West End, London – The Lion, winner of Best New Musical), Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Old Globe, The Geffen, Playmakers Rep, A.C.T., Cleveland Play House, Milwaukee Rep, Alliance Theatre, California Shakespeare, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, Swine Palace, Neo-Futurists, Aurora Theatre, Crowded Fire, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Sean has been named “one of the top fifteen up & coming artists in the U.S., whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come” & “One Of 7 People Reshaping And Revitalizing The American Musical” by American Theatre magazine. His direction and shows have won “Best Play” and “Best Director” in the Bay Area, Portland, Rochester, and Atlanta. He’s previously served as the Artist-At-Large for Geva Theatre Center and spent four years at the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville as the theatre’s Associate Artistic Director (where he directed 17 productions including five Humana Festivals). Mr. Daniels is the former Associate Artistic Director/Resident Director of the California Shakespeare Theater and before that spent a decade as the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta. He has developed new work with the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Ars Nova, PlayPenn, Lark, PlayLabs, New York Stage and Film, Asolo Rep, Goodspeed Opera, Weston Playhouse, Bay Area Playwrights, Magic Theatre and was the first American director asked to attend the Baltic American Playwrights Conference in Hiiumaa, Estonia. He’d love to hear from you, on Twitter @seandaniels or email@example.com.
Playwright Lauren Gunderson talks about the Harvard women who changed the world with their minds:
LOWELL SUN REVIEW: "MRT's 'Silent Sky' brings pioneering woman to life"
ON BOSTON STAGES REVIEW: "An engrossing, entertaining, uplifting tale well told, and MRT Artistic Director Sean Daniels has recruited both a top-notch cast and the designers to allow Gunderson’s work – like one of Henrietta’s stars – to shine brightly."
ON STAGE BLOG REVIEW: "This production is stunning from start to finish and I highly recommend seeing it. It is overall, one of the most beautiful productions I have ever seen."
THEATER MIRROR REVIEW: "Silent Sky truly is one of those 'Don’t Miss' productions, so get your tickets soon."
BOSTON AND BEYOND REVIEW: "If all historical events could be dressed up and presented within such a stunning set, with lights that twinkled like stars, performed by a truly engaging cast, dressed in magnificent period clothing and scripted so perfectly, then we would all have obtained an A+ in history."
LAUREN GUNDERSON IN VARIETY: "Theater Successes Exist Far Beyond New York City Limits"
LAUREN GUNDERSON IN THE NEW YORKER: "You've probably never heard of America's most popular playwright."
BROADWAY WORLD PREVIEW: "Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky to shine a light on groundbreaking female astronomers at Merrimack Rep."
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