Professional actress Kaiulani Lee will
present her one-woman play
"A Sense of Wonder," based on the life and work of famous naturalist
Rachel Carson, on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Coastal Carolina
University's Wall Auditorium. Admission to the event is $10 for adults,
$5 for children under age 18.
The play dramatizes Carson's life amid the furor surrounding the
publication of her landmark book Silent Spring, which alerted the
general public to the dangers of chemical pesticides when it was
published in 1962. During the course of the play, she battles the
chemical industry, the government and the press in order to get her
message to Congress and the American people.
"A Sense of Wonder is the story of a woman's love for the natural
world and her fight to protect it," says Lee, who wrote the play and
portrays Carson. "She was an extremely private woman thrust into the
role of a controversial public figure."
Carson was trained as a marine biologist and zoologist and has
been called "the patron saint of the environmental movement." In
addition to Silent Spring, her other highly acclaimed books include The
Sea Around Us and The Edge of the Sea.
Lee, who has more than 20 years experience as a stage, film and
television actress, has starred in more than a dozen plays on and off-
Broadway and won an OBIE award for her stage work. Her film credits
include The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Fan, The World According to
Garp, Cujo and Compromising Positions. Lee has guest-starred in many
television series including Law & Order, The Equalizer, Tales from the
Dark Side and The Waltons.
For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-