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ALMOST, MR. EDISON, ALMOST (Grade levels 2-12 )

Ohio’s native son, Thomas Alva Edison, was perhaps the world’s greatest inventor.  This play explains why.  Edison will discuss how he tackled scientific problems, perfected the invention process, nourished curiosity, and handled failure.  He had 1093 patents, which included the phonograph, the electric light system, and the motion picture camera.  Hank performs two versions of this play depending on the age and interests of the audience.

This program meets standards in Social Studies, and U.S. History & Culture.

Information to Know Before You Schedule a Program


30 students per workshop unless otherwise noted.
300 students per performance unless otherwise noted.


Double: Two performances, one right after the other.
Subsequent: Additional sessions on the same day in the same location.


45 minutes per workshops unless otherwise noted.
45 minutes per performances unless otherwise noted.


Arts for Learning is a not-for-profit organization. All of our artists are professional teaching artists who are paid for their time and talents.

The fees listed in this catalog represent approximately half of the actual cost of producing and delivering these programs to our community. These fees are subsidized through fundraising, grants, and donations and with support from many organizations, corporations and individuals.

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