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Rachel Carson Play Coming to Kresge Auditorium

Story posted October 15, 1998


Oct. 26, 1998, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Environmental Studies Program is sponsoring a special performance of "A Sense of Wonder," a play that explores the life of groundbreaking environmentalist Rachel Carson. The play was created by critically acclaimed Broadway actress Kaiulani Lee who grew up in Bath.

The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Kresge Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Rachel Carson, sometimes called the patron saint of the environmental movement, was a marine biologist and zoologist best known for her book, "Silent Spring," which alerted the world to the dangers of chemical pesticides. Fewer people know that she also was a gifted poet who wrote eloquently about the beauty and mystery of the seas.

Kaiulani Lee has starred in more than a dozen plays on and off Broadway. She has won the Obie Award for outstanding achievement Off-Broadway, and has appeared on television in, among other shows, "Law and Order," "The Equalizer," "Tales from the Dark Side" and "The Waltons." Her film credits include "The Seduction of Joe Tynan," "The Fan," "Garp," "Cujo" and "Compromising Positions."

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