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New Meeting: "A Sense of Wonder": One Woman Play about Rachel Carson

From: Steve Gluck § (.
Sent on: Sunday, March 2, 2008 5:56 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Cambridge Moveable Feast!

What: "A Sense of Wonder": One Woman Play about Rachel Carson

When: Friday, April 11, 7:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: A Sense of Wonder, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, has been touring the United States for over ten years. The play has been the centerpiece of regional and national conferences on conservation, education, journalism, and the environment. She has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, the Sierra Club's Centennial in San Francisco, and at the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary celebration. A Sense of Wonder has played throughout the provinces of Canada, in England and Italy. In addition, she opened the 2005 World Expo in Japan and in May 2007 performed the play on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson?s voice once again to the halls of Congress.

About Rachel Carson: Rachel Carson has been called "the patron saint of the environmental movement." She was a marine biologist and zoologist best known for her book Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of chemical pesticides and launched our modern environmental movement. Less known is that Miss Carson was one of America's great poets of the natural world. In her earlier works she brought alive the beauty and the mystery of the seas and its creatures to millions of readers. In their purest form the poet and the scientist are one and the same. They are seekers after truth. Through the power of her knowledge and the beauty of her language, Rachel Carson became one of the great champions of the living world.

A Sense of Wonder: The play is the story of one woman's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it. It is the story of the extremely private Rachel Carson thrust into the role of controversial public figure.

ACT I: Takes place in Miss Carson's summer home as she is preparing to leave. Fighting cancer, she fears this may well be her last visit to her beloved Maine coast.

ACT II: Begins two months later in the wake of the furor over her book Silent Spring. Carson is simultaneously battling the chemical industry, the government, and the press to get her message to Congress and the American people.


A Sense of Wonder has been created with the help and guidance
of many of Miss Carson's friends and colleagues and with permission
from the Rachel Carson estate.


This event is sponsored by the Harvard Extension School Environmental Club

Learn more here:
http://diningout.meetup.com/362/calendar/7448299/

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