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  January 26, 2004

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Teale Series To Include One-Woman Play On Carson
As part of the The Edwin Way Teale Series on Nature and The Environment, actress and playwright Kaiulani Lee will present a one-woman play that explores the science, activism, and passion of environmentalist Rachel Carson.

The performance will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the Dodd Center's Konover Auditorium. Admission is free. For information, call 860.486.4500.

The two acts of "A Sense of Wonder: A One-Act Play based on the Life and Works of Rachel Carson," focus on Carson's life during her initial battle with cancer and on the furor over her book Silent Spring. Because of the sensitive and intense nature of the play, it may not be suitable for children younger than 13 years of age.

Lee has more than 20 years of experience in theater and television, and was awarded the OBIE, off-Broadway's highest award for outstanding achievement. A student of Lee Strasberg, Kaiulani Lee earned her B.A. degree from American University.

Rachel Carson, a writer, editor, biologist, and ecologist, was a force behind the modern environmental movement. The 1962 publication of her book Silent Spring brought the dangers of chemical pesticides to public consciousness. Time magazine named Carson one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

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