|GVT Delays the Opening of Its 2020 Season|
Lewisburg, W.Va. (March 24, 2020) - For the safety of its patrons, staff and actors, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, has decided to postpone the 2020 opening production of the historical drama Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson.
Greenbrier Valley Theatre is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and we plan to continue our exciting season as soon as it is safe to do so. The health and well-being of our patrons and artists are our first priority.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, or for updates, please visit GVTâ€™s website at www.gvtheatre.org or our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We look forward to bringing you the best in live theatre again!
About Silent Sky
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isnâ€™t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women â€ścomputers,â€ť charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in â€śgirl hoursâ€ť and has no time for the womenâ€™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 true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a womanâ€™s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when womenâ€™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.
â€śâ€¦sheer magic [is] in Lauren Gundersonâ€™s SILENT SKYâ€¦Gunderson [writes] economically and with bursts of smart, infectious humor.â€ť â€”San Francisco Chronicle. â€śâ€¦SILENT SKY could act as a simple reminder of what a pleasant, thought-provoking evening at the theater ought to look like. Itâ€™s a lively, funny, accessible play thatâ€™s alive with interesting ideas.â€ť â€”ArtsAtl.com. â€ś[SILENT SKY] is a startling, entertaining true story of a brilliant, history-making womanâ€”hitherto unknown to many of us.â€ť â€”AtlantaInTown.com.
â€śLauren Gundersonâ€™s luminously beautiful play SILENT SKY is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.â€ť â€”Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
About Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Located in beautiful, historic downtown Lewisburg, â€śAmericaâ€™s Coolest Small Town,â€ť Greenbrier Valley Theatre, The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is committed to its mission statement to create live, professional, and quality theatre to enlighten and enrich the life of the region.
Throughout each year, GVT produces first-class theatrical productions featuring professional actors. Additionally, Greenbrier Valley Theatre offers a successful after-school drama program, a summer camp for children and teens, literary readings, live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, special events and musical performances, art appreciation activities, lectures, discussions and workshops.