David Lichtenstein as Leapin Louie

High-Energy Comedy for the Whole Family Takes Center Stage with Leapin’ Louie & Deschutes Public Library

Hilarious comedy, amazing rope tricks, ridiculous jokes, unbelievable unicycle riding—it’s all par for the course when Leapin’ Louie takes the stage. Deschutes Public Library is pleased to bring this talented performer back to Central Oregon for four free performances as part of its 2015 summer reading program, Every Hero Has a Story:

• Monday, June 22, 10am | Bend-La Pine Schools Administration Lawn, 520 NW Wall St., Bend
• Monday, June 22, 1:30pm | American Legion Park, 850 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond
• Tuesday, June 23, 10:30am | Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Ln., Sunriver
• Tuesday, June 23, 1:30pm | Sisters Library, 110 North Cedar St., Sisters

“Leapin’ Louie is a favorite with kids and families,” says Youth Services Manager Heather McNeil. “He’s performed around the world, so we’re lucky to have him join us this summer in support of our summer reading program.”

The 2015 Summer Reading Program focuses on heroes, and Leapin’ Louie’s performance will be a perfect fit for the theme, says McNeil. His show, “Whoops! Heroes Learn Through Making Mistakes!,” explores the comic side of heroes. From Captain Underpants to Harry Potter, everyone stumbles, but Leapin’ Louie will use pratfalls and tricks to show kids and families why it’s so important to try and try again. These shows are free and open to families and kids of all ages.

Leapin’ Louie is a character played by David Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein is a master of physical comedy and a virtuoso of new vaudeville and alternative circus. He has performed his custom shows full-time for over 20 years. He is based in Portland, Oregon, but has performed in nearly 30 countries around the world. Lichtenstein is a certified teacher with a Master of Education degree. His programs are known not only for guaranteeing laughter, but also for promoting the importance of reading.

For more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.

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