Performance at The Arts Center of Oak Park, 200 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL, Saturday, April 21, 2012. Celebrate Earth Day and the 50th Anniversary of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring", a book many consider to be the catalyst for the modern environmental movement in the US and beyond. A Sense of Wonder, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, is a celebration of Rachel Carson's life and work and has been touring the US for over ten years.
"I was deeply moved by Kaiulani Lee’s incarnation of Rachel Carson in A SENSE OF WONDER. This sublimely written and subtly choreographed performance brings to life the remarkable spirit of a woman who changed the way we see our world." - Bill Moyers, PBS
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.
5:00pm - 5:45pm Reception for Host Committee and Corporate Sponsors 5:45pm-6:00pm Welcome and Introduction 6:00pm-7:15pm Performance of A Sense of Wonder 7:15pm-7:30pm Q&A with Kaiulani Lee
Students: Free of charge (must be 13 years or older and show school id at the door) Standard entrance: $25 per person Host Committee: $100 donation includes (2) tickets to performance as well as entrance to pre-event reception 5pm - 5:45pm Silver Level Sponsor: $250 donation includes (2) tickets to performance, entrance to pre-event reception and recognition in program book Gold Level Sponsor: $500 donation includes (10) tickets to performance, entrance to pre-event reception and recognition/logo in program book
See Seven Generations Ahead web site for more information and to purchase tickets.