The new documentary “A Sense of Wonder,” covering the final months of pioneering scientist, writer and environmental activist Rachel Carson, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, May 13-14, at the Stonington Opera House. Local writer and actor Cherie Mason will provide commentary and there will be additional film clips and photos of the famous Maine resident whose acclaimed books include “Silent Spring,” “A Sense of Wonder” and “The Sea Around Us.”
Terminally ill at the age of 56 with breast cancer, Carson testified before Congress in 1963. She died less than a year later and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tickets cost $5 for adults and $5 for ages under 17 at the door. For more information, call 367-2788 or visit www.operahousearts.org.