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December 20, 2023
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Actors Studio 66 Announces Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
Albuquerque's Actors Studio 66 (AS66), presents Silent Sky written by Lauren Gunderson. This is the second show of AS66’s ’23-’24 Season. The play is directed by Levi Gore and the cast includes actors Caitlyn Kelly as Henrietta Leavitt, Andra Beatty as Margaret Leavitt, Johnny Howard as
Peter Shaw; Kim Monti as Williamina Fleming and
Christine Grenier as Annie Cannon. Understudies,
Graydon Clarke, Alex Armbruster and Taylor Jung round out the cast with a performance, as well.
The crew includes a group of extremely talented, local designers.

Silent Sky is written by American playwright
Lauren Gunderson, a graduate of Emory University
(BFA) and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA). Ms. Gunderson is an award-winning playwright whose works focus heavily on female figures in history, science, and literature. She is
considered one of the top 20 most-produced playwrights in the United States.

Director Levi Gore says of the play, “
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson is a play that celebrates the resilience and achievements of women in an era when societal norms confined them to roles deemed inferior to their male counterparts…Before reading this play, I, too, was sadly unaware of Henrietta Leavitt, Annie Cannon, and
Williamina Fleming and their profound contributions to expanding our understanding of the universe…Despite societal constraints and physical impairments, they persisted, challenging norms and expectations, contributing to professional and societal fields.”

Silent Sky
opens Friday, January 26th (with a Preview performance on January 25th), and runs through February 11th. The Pay-What-You-Will performance is Thursday, February 1st, and the Understudy performance is Thursday, February 8th. The Theater’s Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evening shows are performed at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 2pm.All shows are performed at the Black Cat Theatre at 3011-13 Monte Vista Blvd., NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106.

Seating is general admission and tickets are $20. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door, but patrons are encouraged to reserve them in advance through our website at:

ACTORS STUDIO 66 (AS66) was founded in the Fall of 2020, by a passionate group of theater
professionals. Their mission: to work within the realm of “Socially Relevant Theater.” AS66 is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation.

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