Benjamin Franklin: America’s First Citizen

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Patrick Garner as Benjamin Franklin. Photo provided.

CLAREMONT, N.H. – Benjamin Franklin: America’s First Citizen will be performed at the Claremont Opera House on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Patrick Garner, 20-plus-years Broadway, television, and movie veteran brings to life the nation’s favorite founding father, the man who tamed lightning and conquered crowns, to demonstrate how a life of self-discipline, inquiry, public service, and a genuine love of life led to international fame and the gratitude of a nation. This 45-minute performance is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Garner’s 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 and Clark, Ben Franklin, the Wright brothers (and sister), Houdini, Archimedes, and American tall tales.

This will be Garner’s third time at Claremont Opera House. Students, teachers, and even Mayor Charlene Lovett, have been entertained and educated by Garner’s performances. The opera house was pleased by how engaged the students were and how many questions they had for Garner after the show.

Garner returns Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. to bring Ben Franklin and history to life. For information on tickets, please call the opera house at 603-542-0064.

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