BENJAMIN FRANKLIN : AMERICA ’ S FIRST CITIZEN  will be performed at The Claremont Opera House on  April 6 at 10 o’clock.

Patrick Garner, twenty-plus year 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 tenth year, and seventh year associated with Theatreworks USA, Mr. Garner travels the country with his shows about Thomas Edison, Lewis & Clark, Ben Franklin, The Wright Brothers (& Sister!), Houdini, Archimedes and American Tall Tales.

This will be Garner’s third time at Claremont Opera House.  Students, teachers, and even the 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 Mr. Garner after the show.  A great credit to Mr. Garner’s ability, some of them had to be pulled away to catch their busses.

Garner returns April 6, 10 am to bring Ben Franklin and history to life.

For information on tickets please call the opera house at 603-542-0064.  Tickets are $5.00.  Schools and groups should call for seating availability.