Along the way, Edison (portrayed by Broadway actor Patrick Garner) shares his secrets to motivate students every day – the values of hard work, mistakes, turning liabilities into assets, and enjoying one’s work. The program, part of the Tower Foundation’s LessonPLAN Series, is sponsored by BendBroadband and recommended for children ages 6-12. Educational outreach is made possible by grants from Bank of the Cascades, Children’s Edu-Investors Fund, WHH Foundation, and the Tower’s Stover Fund.
Ten years ago, Garner founded his own company, HISTORY’S ALIVE!, to help students not merely learn history but learn from history. “This interactive production is a great example of how the performing arts can bring science and education to life for our children,” said Ray Solley, Executive Director of the Tower Theatre Foundation.
The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.
What: Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer and Prankster
When: Monday, April 15 – 6 pm
Where: Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
Tickets: $12 Adults -- $8 Children 12 and under
General Admission Seating
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org