Virginia Madsen's high school theater teacher, Suzanne Adams, has always been a free spirit. She studied in Switzerland. Acted in Chicago. Helped found a performing arts school in Uganda. And directed Virginia to higher planes. "She gave me the courage to be me--and all of the me's inside me."

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