Fuse Theatre has developed a stage production of Jose Cruz Gonzalez’s play adaptation of Pat Mora’s children’s book Tomás and the Library Lady. This play is the boyhood story of Tomás Rivera and how he befriended a librarian in Iowa who encouraged him to read. Tomás, the child of migrant farm workers, became a writer, a professor, and a national education leader. Tomás Rivera wrote, “It is impossible to imagine Chicano literature without the migrant worker.” At the time of his death he was the Chancellor at University of California at Riverside. The campus library now bears his name.
Our objective is to work with libraries and community centers of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to present the play in audience members of all ages. We believe that this play will motivate youngsters to read and discover what the world’s literature can offer them.
See the Fuse Theatre production of Tomás and the Library Lady at one of these local libraries:
- Redwood City, Downtown Library
- Saturday, January 13th at 11am
- Redwood City, Redwood Shores Library
- Saturday, January 20th at 11am
- Cupertino Library
- Tuesday, January 30th at 7pm
- East Palo Alto Library
- Saturday, February 10th @ 11am
- GALA Performance (Redwood City)
- Saturday, February 17th at 4pm
- Veterans Memorial Senior Center, Redwood City
- 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061
- *Gala Event with reception, cast meet & greet and door prizes – ticketed fundraising event.
- San Mateo Library
- Wednesday, February 21st at 4:30pm
All performances are free, except for the Gala benefit.
Check back soon for more performances.