October 5, 2007
Performance Honors Rachel Carson’s Life and Work
Carson loved the sea, and she loved to write. A marine biologist by training, she had a penchant for exploring the coast and a knack for explaining complex ecological processes with lyrical ease. Her ocean-related writings include Under the Sea Wind, The Sea Around Us, and The Edge of the Sea.
Though these works established her reputation, Carson is now best known for her attack on indiscriminate pesticide use in her landmark book, Silent Spring. This work catalyzed public concern over the issue and helped to spark an environmental movement.
In A Sense of Wonder Kaiulani Lee performs as Carson, bringing to life the writer’s relationship with the natural world and her efforts to protect it. For over ten years the show has played to rave reviews throughout the United States and abroad. John A. Hoyt, former Chief Executive of The Humane Society of the United States notes, “To see and hear Kaiulani Lee is to have been touched by Rachel Carson herself.”
A Sense of Wonder will take place at 7 pm on Friday, December 7, 2007 in the Kogod Theatre at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but seating is limited so please register in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 301-405-6375.
Visit the performer's website at www.kaiulanilee.com.