A Wondrous, Fascinating & Funny San Diego Premiere!

 

SILENT SKY

 

by Lauren Gunderson

directed by Robert Smyth

 

featuring Cynthia Gerber, Caitie Grady, Brian Mackey, Deborah Gilmour Smyth & Rachael Van Wormer

 

Thru May 28

 

Directions/Parking - LAMB'S Coronado

Lamb's Players Theatre

1142 Orange Ave, Coronado

 

A gorgeous new play about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the women of the Harvard Observatory who's discoveries in astronomy were to open our understanding of the Universe.  It's a Fascinating, Forgotten Story of Love & Celestial Adventure!

 

“ANOTHER HIT AT LAMB’S!

The theatre continues its string of extraordinary productions with SILENT SKY, an absolutely delectable, mind-expanding examination of the early days of women in astronomy.”

- Charlene Baldridge, Uptown News

 

“A RIVETING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE!”

 - Jean Lowerison, sdgln.com 

 

 “BEST BET!

 A sparkling, thought-provoking San Diego premiere!"

 - Pat Launer, Times of San Diego

 

“A MUST SEE!

Robert Smyth has found all the right meaning in this intelligent play, and the outstanding cast creates a memorable SILENT SKY!”

- Jenni Prisk, Scene

 

"SILENT SKY IS BRILLIANT, INFORMATIVE & FASCINATING.

Catch this SPARKLING STAR of a play!"

- Becca Garber, Coronado Times

 

Acted with zest and authenticity by AN EXCELLENT CAST!

- James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune

  

“A luminously beautiful epic told on an intimate scale. Heavenly!”

- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

“Smart, infectious humor. Sheer magic!”

- The San Francisco Chronicle

 

“Mind-expanding. Heart-expanding!”

- TheatreDogs

 

“A lively, funny, accessible play that’s alive with interesting ideas!”

- Arts Atlanta

 

“Please do not think that “Silent Sky” is all starchily scientific; quite the reverse. Its characters are intensely human and likable. Ms. Gunderson writes dialogue that is fluid, witty, and often moving. As a playwright she is a master craftsman!”

- InTown

 

Running Time: Under 2 hours, including an Intermission

Age Recomendation: 7 and up

Cynthia Gerber
Annie Cannon
was a member of LPT’s Resident Ensemble from 1988 to 2001 and is now an Associate Artist. She was recently seen in The Miracle Worker, The Nerd, An American Christmas and You Can't Take It With You. Prior to that you saw her in Twelfth Night, Quilters, Wit and Lamb's annual Festival of Christmas. Favorite productions at LPT include Harvey, The Hit, Susan and God, The Miracle Worker, Flight, Steel Magnolias, Quilters, Busman’s Honeymoon, Detective Story, See How They Run, Amadeus, Dracula, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Ring Round The Moon. Cynthia studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is also enjoying her role as Cannon and Spencer’s mom.

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Williamina Fleming
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s resident ensemble since 1979 . Originally from the East Coast, she has lived all over the United States and went to school at San Francisco State University where she studied music and theatre. One of San Diego’s most active performers with over 200 productions to her credit, she is a seven-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company's Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Vivian Bearing in Lamb’s production of Wit and Outstanding Female Performance in a Musical for her performance as Mother in Ragtime at Starlight Musical Theatre, for her role of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza at Lamb’s Players, and for her role of Mrs. Lovett at Cygnet Theatre. She has been honored with Backstage West and numerous Patte awards for performance, original music, sound design. At Lamb’s Players Deborah has performed in over 160 productions, directed over 70 productions, sound designed, written original music, or musically directed over 80 productions. Deborah enjoys the opportunity to be involved in an amazing ensemble that is the Lamb’s Players family. Deborah and her husband, Producing Artistic Director Robert Smyth, make their home in Coronado.

Caitie Grady
Margaret Leavitt
Big Fish marks Caitie's 30th Lamb's production since 2010! Yowza! LPT favorites include Silent Sky, Equivocation, Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, American Rhythm, Quilters, Wit, Oz, Les Miserables, Mixtape, Joseph..., The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, and "100 Hours of Stories", the play reading marathon that won Lamb's Players Theatre a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Caitie has also appeared at Cygnet Theatre as Rose in Dogfight, and has participated in Cygnet's staged readings of Hair, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Evita. Caitie received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory and is a proud member of Actors Equity. All my love to Charlie!

Brian Mackey
Peter Shaw
Brian was last seen at Lamb's in Silent Sky, as well as The Angel's Arms, Equivocation, Dinner with Marlene, The Nerd, An American Christmas and Twelfth Night. Elsewhere: The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, The Glass Menagerie, History Boys, Chistmas Carol (Cygnet – Resident Artist); Abundance (Backyard Renaissance Theatre); All My Sons, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Musical, An Enemy of the People (Intrepid Theatre); In the Heat of the Night, The Woolgatherer, Bash: Latter-Day Plays, Jack Goes Boating, All in the Timing, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Grapes of Wrath (ion theatre); In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (San Diego Rep); The Pride, The Little Dog Laughed, Baby with the Bathwater, As Much As You Can, Corpus Christi (Diversionary); A Christmas Carol (’07, ’08, ’09), Little Women (North Coast Rep); Born Yesterday (AVO Playhouse); Night Sky (Mo’olelo); The Heidi Chronicles, Julius Caesar (New Village Arts); Side Man (BANG!). Brian was awarded the 2011 Craig Noel Award for Actor of the Year.

Rachael VanWormer
Henrietta Leavitt
Lamb's Players Theatre: Dinner With Marlene, An American Christmas; Cygnet Theatre: When the Rain Stops Falling, The Vortex, Hay Fever,The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Arcadia, The Matchmaker, The Little Foxes, Curse of the Starving Class; Diversionary Theatre: The Mystery of Love and Sex, Regrets Only, Birds of a Feather, Speech & Debate, Corpus Christi, Beautiful Thing; San Diego Rep: boom; New Fortune: Henry V; North Coast Rep: Faded Glory, A Christmas Carol; PCPA TheaterFest:The Wizard of Oz, Lifeboat, The Reluctant Dragon; ion Theatre:Reason to be Pretty, In the Heat of the Night, bash: latterday plays (Critics Circle Award), In a Dark Dark House; Moonlight Stage Productions: The Mousetrap, You Never Can Tell; New Village Arts: Waving Goodbye, Things We Want, Time Flies, Be Aggressive, This Is Our Youth, The Playboy of the Western World, The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Moxie Theatre: Eleemosynary, The Sugar Syndrome, The Listener.


Jemima Dutra
Costume Designer
Costume design credits for Lamb's Player's Theatre include: Mixtape, Hip Pocket for LPT's educational outreach touring show, Trying, See How They Run, The 39 Steps, You Can't Take it With You, Festival of Christmas "All I want for Christmas..."and co-costume design of The Foreigner and Festival of Christmas "Northern Lights". Costume design credits at other venues include: All This and Moonlight, and An Inspector Calls at Scripps Ranch Theater, Old Wicked Songs and Talley's Folly at North Coast Rep, and Side Man for Bang! Productions. Jemima has worked at Lamb's for 10 years in the costume department as seamstress, a cutter/pattern maker, and assistant to Jeanne Reith, she has also worked backstage as Assistant Stage Manager on Boomers and Godspell. She has been featured in 944 magazine, The Social Diary, and ArtPulse TV. Jemima would like to thank her wonderful husband Jeff and their daughters Amelia & Charlotte

Sean Fanning
Set Designer
Sean Fanning made his Lamb’s debut with Equivocation in ‘16. Recent San Diego credits include Full Gallop (Craig Noel Award Nomination), A Doll’s House, Kingdom, Plaid Tidings (The Old Globe), Manifest Destinitis, The Oldest Boy, Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson, Honky, In the Heights (San Diego Repertory Theatre), My Mañana Comes (Marin Theatre Company); Gypsy, Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Dogfight, The Whale, Sons of the Prophet (Cygnet Theatre Company), Brownsville Song [b-side for tray] (Moxie Theatre); Now or Later and the World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced on Air (Diversionary Theatre); West Side Story (San Diego Musical Theatre),The Improv at Harrah’s and Menopause The Musical (Harrah’s Las Vegas). In 2016 he had the privilege of designing the Old Globe/ SDPL’s exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Sean holds an M.F.A. in Scene Design from San Diego State University. www.seanfanningdesigns.com

Jillian Frost
Dialect Coach
Jillian (dialect coach) is proud and happy to be working Lamb’s again. Her previous credits include: Festival of Christmas – Angel Arms, Equivocation, Freud’s Last Session, The Foreigner, The 39 Steps, See How They Run, Around the World in Eighty Days, An Inspector Calls, Joyful Noise, The Voysey Inheritance, An Ideal Husband, Winslow Boy, Dial M for Murder and Private Lives. Jillian has an MFA in theatre from California Institute of the Arts.

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Sound Designer
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s resident ensemble since 1979 . Originally from the East Coast, she has lived all over the United States and went to school at San Francisco State University where she studied music and theatre. One of San Diego’s most active performers with over 200 productions to her credit, she is a seven-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company's Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Vivian Bearing in Lamb’s production of Wit and Outstanding Female Performance in a Musical for her performance as Mother in Ragtime at Starlight Musical Theatre, for her role of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza at Lamb’s Players, and for her role of Mrs. Lovett at Cygnet Theatre. She has been honored with Backstage West and numerous Patte awards for performance, original music, sound design. At Lamb’s Players Deborah has performed in over 160 productions, directed over 70 productions, sound designed, written original music, or musically directed over 80 productions. Deborah enjoys the opportunity to be involved in an amazing ensemble that is the Lamb’s Players family. Deborah and her husband, Producing Artistic Director Robert Smyth, make their home in Coronado.

Jason Heil
Stage Manager
LPT Associate Artist: The Miracle Worker, Fiddler On The Roof, Wit, See How They Run, Joe vs. the Volcano, The Glory Man, Harvey, Joyful Noise, The Glass Menagerie, Room Service, The Voysey Inheritance, An American Christmas (’07,’08,‘09,'15), Enchanted April, Into the Woods, and The Winslow Boy. Other San Diego credits include Twelfth Night, Plaid Tidings (Old Globe), Lucy Simon’s Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse), Sea of Souls, Passion, Angels in America (ion theatre company), Violet, Clybourne Park, A Christmas Carol (San Diego Rep), Cabaret, Noises Off (Cygnet), School for Lies, Dracula (North Coast Rep) and work at Moonlight, Starlight, Compass. Off-Broadway: Sea of Souls. Regional theatres include Arkansas & Tennessee Repertory Theatres and nine seasons with the Utah, Lake Tahoe, Marin, and Texas Shakespeare Festivals. Directing: Turn of the Screw (Intrepid), Lion In Winter, Born Yesterday, The Mousetrap, Barefoot in the Park, Ring Round the Moon, You Never Can Tell (Moonlight), Plaid Tidings (New Village Arts). MFA: UC Irvine.

Rachel Hengst
Properties Designer
Properties and PA Rachel Hengst has worked with Lambs Players Theater since 2013. She made her professional theater debut in Mixtape as the Assistant Stage Manager and has learned so much since then. Her Prop Design credits include Lamb's Player's productions of You Can't Take it With You, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, the latest incarnation of Mixtape, The Nerd, Miracle Worker, Dinner with Marlene, Beau Jest, Shadowlands, Silent Sky, and Big Fish. She thanks her family for their endless support and for God's guidance in her life.

Michael McKeon
Projections Designer
Michael is an avid Designer, Painter, Builder, Sculptor, Photographer, Videographer, Teacher and "Maker of Things." In San Diego theaters, he has worked as a Scenic Designer/Builder, Scenic Artist, Properties Designer, Multimedia/Video Designer and Technician and Stage Manager for numerous productions and special events. Some favorites: Killer Joe (SDTCC Craig Noel Award - Compass); Pageant, A Christmas Carol (Cygnet); SideMan (Diversionary); American Song (SDTCC Nom.), Quality of Life, End of the Rainbow, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Intrepid Theatre); Seminar, Taming of the Shrew (Innermission); Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella (StageHouse); For Lambs: Silent Sky, Mixtape, Trying (SDTCC Nom.), Joe vs. The Volcano (SDTCC Nom.), 39 Steps. Thanks to all! Check out his work at MichaelMcKeon.com

Nathan Peirson
Light Designer
a graduate of Biola University, Nate is Lamb’s Director of Production. He has been with Lamb’s since 1982 working as photographer, set construction, lighting designer and performer.

Robert Smyth
Director
is LAMB's Producing Artistic Director. He joined the staff of Lamb's Players Street Theatre as an actor and director in 1976. In 1978 LAMB'S opened its first resident theatre in National City, and then in 1994 brought the old performance space in Coronado's historic Spreckel's Building back to life as its new home. Robert has directed more than 150 productions for LAMB'S, and performed in over 100, including favorite roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1776, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Boys Next Door, and the one-man show Damien. He and his wife, director, actor, composer, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, make their home in Coronado.


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Fri & Sat$58$48$34
Tue - Thur$48$38$24

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Seniors (66 and over) $5 Off

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