“It is kind of a whacky ride,” explains Director Gaye Jeffers. More than 100 characters and fifty plays are squeezed into a production of an hour and twenty minutes—all exploring contemporary issues about communication, technology and our capacity for love.
Directing the company’s production of the 17th-century French classic is 2011 graduate Blake Harris. He returns to Chattanooga after graduating with a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in theatre directing from California Arts Institute.
Inspired by the true story of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, “Silent Sky” explores a society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.