The Peanutman: A Visit from George Washington Carver at Riverside Dinner Theatre
This entertaining biography of George Washington Carver spotlights his determination and curiosity as a botanist and prolific inventor. As the play opens, Henry, an inattentive student, must prepare a report on George Washington Carver. Miraculously, Carver steps out of a reference book and takes Henry on a tour of his astounding life. Along the way, Carver reveals the forces that motivated him and demonstrates the advancements he created for others. The play also examines the racism and bigotry Carver encountered and his methods for overcoming them. In the end, Henry is inspired by a special keepsake from George Washington Carver himself. Audience participation will spark the enthusiasm and interest of children of all ages.