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Northwest History Comes Alive in Tower’s “Lewis & Clark”

Northwest History Comes Alive in Tower’s “Lewis & Clark” LessonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now), the Tower Theatre Foundation’s award-winning series bringing students and families to the theatre and using performing arts to enhance education, continues Friday, March 14 at 7 pm with an interactive presentation of “Lewis & Clark.” Led by veteran actor Patrick Garner, audience members take on the roles of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Native American guide Sacagawea, soldiers – even ferocious animals! – to explore the Louisiana Purchase and make their way through the scenic majesty of the Northwest. The two-and-a-half year adventure, complete with breathtaking escapes and chance reunions, speeds by in just 50 minutes, as parents and children learn life-lessons about history, science, character development, and teamwork.

Patrick Garner, last seen at the Tower as “Thomas Edison,” was in the Broadway revival of GYPSY with Bernadette Peters, and every version of NBC’s LAW & ORDER. Ten years ago he founded HISTORY’S ALIVE! to help students not merely learn history but learn from history.

The LessonPLAN Series is sponsored by BendBroadband. Supporting sponsor is Warren John West. The series is made possible by grants from Children’s Edu-Investors Fund, WESTAF, Bank of the Cascades, and the WHH Foundation. The programs are hosted by NewsChannel 21’s Bob Shaw. Study guides and information on an educational matinee are available by contacting

The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and education programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online ( Details on events are also at

What: Lewis & Clark: Celebration of Teamwork
When: Friday, March 14 – 7-8 pm
Where: Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
Tickets: $5 Children 12 & under / $10 Adults
             Plus $1 Historic Theatre Restoration Fee
             General Admission seating
             541-317-0700 or
 NOTE: Recommended for ages 9-12

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