TFA and GMU Players Host Benefit Performance

Posted: September 14, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Theater of the First Amendment (TFA) and the GMU Players present a one-night only performance of Kaiulani Lee’s play A Sense of Wonder. The performance, on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Harris Theater, benefits the George Mason University Theater Student Scholarship Fund.

The one-person play portrays the indefatigable environmental activist Rachel Carson before and directly after the publishing of her landmark work, Silent Spring, which sold more than a million copies.

Lee, an Obie Award-winning actress, has appeared both on and off Broadway, as well as at many regional theaters, and in many feature films and television productions including Law and Order and the PBS presentation of A Midwife’s Tale.

“This benefit, a first for our theater department, allows our entire community to support our students,” says Rick Davis, director of TFA. “Having an award-winning actress of Ms. Lee’s caliber depict one of our country’s most influential figures is the opportunity to honor a great American, see a fine actress at work, and champion the future goals of some of the metro area’s hardest working students.”

Tickets are $50 and include a post-performance reception and discussion with Kaiulani Lee. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit

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