CANCELLED 9/19/20 2:00PM Theatre & Dance Production: Silent Sky

Saturday, September 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts

As of September 17, 2020, we have decided to temporarily suspend our season. Our goal is to take a short intermission, and reopen with Silent Sky the weekend of October 3. We will then plan to continue with the season with an adjusted schedule. The new production calendar will be available here as soon as it is determined. If you have tickets to an upcoming a show, a member of our box office team will be in touch with you over the phone. Thank you for your understanding and sticking with us through this uncertain time. 

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Theatre & Dance will open the 2020-2021 Studio Season with Silent Sky in the Andreas Theatre at the Earley Center for the Performing Arts.

Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a brilliant woman who goes to work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. Forbidden from using the telescopes by her male supervisor, she spends her nights doing her own research and her discoveries helped shape our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health, the Department of Theatre and Dance will be limiting the theater capacity to 25% to ensure social distancing. All patrons are required to wear masks for the duration of their time in the Performing Arts Center, and the performers will also be wearing masks.

Silent Sky runs Sept. 16-20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 and 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Andreas Theatre at the Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Tickets are $10 regular, $9 for seniors ages 65 and older and children under 16; and $8 for MSU students. 

The box office is open 4-6 p.m. weekdays in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online at or over the phone at 507-389-6661.

Photos courtesy of Minnesota State Mankato Theatre & Dance Department

Henrietta Leavitt (Lindsey Oetken) and Peter Shaw (Ty Hudson)

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Corrie Eggimann


Theatre Arts

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