AAUW Funds – Branch Fundraiser
SILENT SKY – Fun for a Cause
JOIN US ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019
Little Theatre Virginia Beach, 550 Barberton Drive
Virginia Beach VA 23451
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’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 woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’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.
Our AAUW branch will host a reception in the theater lobby following the performance where we can mingle with the cast and crew. As is the tradition, our branch members attending bring either a finger-food appetizers, sweets, wine or other beverage. We will have a sign-up sheet for the hospitality items at meetings when tickets are sold.
The tickets will be $25 each, and will be available for sale at the branch meetings beginning in October. Take care of some gift shopping early by treating you and your friends to an afternoon of fun at the theater!
Theater Tickets Make Great Gifts!
For more information AAUW Funds or our theater fundraiser please email AAUW Funds chair, Marianne Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org put Theater in the subject line.
For more than 135 years, AAUW has served as a grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. The support of donors like you is critical to our mission. Your gift will support AAUW’s fight against unequal representation in business and government, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, the gender pay gap, and more.