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Theatreworks USA is proud to present great figures from American history, alive and in person at your school! Broadway theatre veteran Patrick Garner engages your students in several exciting, hands-on, motivational programs.

THOMAS EDISON: INVENTOR, LECTURER, & PRANKSTER
The greatest inventor of all time, live and in-person! One of America’s most remarkable minds, Thomas Alva Edison engages your students as they help him recreate some of his most famous experiments. Along the way, Edison shares several secrets that students can utilize in 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 LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION: A CELEBRATION OF TEAMWORK
A great American voyage of discovery comes to life in this thrilling interactive production. Your students take on the roles of Lewis and Clark, as well as their Native American guide Sacagawea, the Corps of Discovery and many others as they explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the hair breath escapes, chance reunions, ferocious animals, and scenic majesty of Lewis & Clark’s two-and-a-half year-long adventure (all in 45 minutes!) Along the way, they’ll have so much fun that they won’t realize all the lessons they’re learning about history, science, character development and teamwork.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AMERICA'S FIRST CITIZEN
America's favorite founding father demonstrates how a life of self-discipline, public service and a genuine love of life led to international fame and the gratitude of a nation.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS (& SISTER)
The Wright siblings' determination, confidence, calculated risks, self-taught education and a knack for solving problems enabled them to solve the mystery of flight.

AMERICAN TALL TALES
Learn the fascinating whoppers that helped develop the American spirit as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Annie Christmas come to life! Created especially for younger audiences.

ARCHIMEDES & THE POWER OF MATH
The greatest mathematician of the ancient world relates how his inventions held off the encroaching Roman Empire for three years.

HOUDINI & THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG
The son of poor immigrants borrows a book and dedicates himself to becoming the greatest magician ever, and is eventually hailed as the world's first international superstar.

For more information: www.historysalive.com