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The Women Who Mapped the Stars

"Everyone stands on someone else’s shoulders,’’ declares a fervent young astronomer named Cecilia Payne . . . That image of transgenerational solidarity is invoked more than once in Joyce Van Dyke’s intricate and bracing new drama, which ranges across time and space — the play’s central preoccupations — to illustrate the connections among real-life women of science from two different eras."

Boston Globe

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