Family Series: Book-It Repertory Theatre presents WHOOSH! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
February 17 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
A story of a cool idea with a big splash! You know the Super Soaker––one of the top 20 toys of all time. An accidental discovery brought it into being: experimenting with a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead built the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets and robots was evident in Johnson’s early life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, he demonstrated persistence and a passion for problem-solving, the cornerstone of his career as an engineer and work with NASA. Yet his invention of the Super Soaker water gun made the most memorable splash in popular culture.
Book by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Don Tate
Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre
Tickets to Individual Shows On Sale September 18
VCA Member $8, Youth $10, General $12
*All children 16 months and older must have a ticket