LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln City Cultural Center is proud to announce the fourth play in its “History Lives” series, an evening with inventor Thomas Edison. This 45-minute performance, recommended for ages 5 and up, will begin at 7 pm Tuesday, April 30, in the auditorium of the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.
“Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer & Prankster” introduces the greatest inventor of all time, live and in person, and courtesy of the national touring company, Theatreworks USA. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids ages 12 and under.
One of America’s most remarkable minds, Thomas Alva Edison engages audiences as they help him recreate some of his most famous experiments. Along the way, Edison shares several secrets that everyone can apply to their day-to-day lives: the importance of hard work, the value of mistakes, the ability to turn liabilities into assets, and the necessity of enjoying one’s work.
The inventor is played by Patrick Garner, who has two decades of experience in roles on Broadway, on television and in movies. His recent work includes the Broadway revival of “Gypsy” with Bernadette Peters, and several guest roles on every version of “Law & Order.” He has worked opposite such stars as Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Ripa, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Kline and Nathan Lane. His work in children’s books led him to found his own company, “History’s Alive!” to help students not merely learn history, but learn from history.
Now in its 10th year, and seventh year associated with Theatreworks USA, Garner travels the country with his shows about Thomas Edison, Lewis & Clark, Ben Franklin, The Wright Brothers (& Sister!), Houdini and Archimedes.
This Lincoln City performance of “Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer & Prankster” is sponsored by grants from the Lincoln County Cultural Coalition and the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. In addition to the public evening show, Garner will be performing two shows for local elementary school students. Those daytime events by are supported by the Behrens Foundation and Let There Be Arts, and will be attended by students from Oceanlake and Taft Elementary Schools, the Lincoln City Seventh Day Adventist School, and by homeschooled families from all over north Lincoln County.
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