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.
Fuse Theatre is working 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 and community centers:
- East Palo Alto Library
- Saturday, February 10th @ 11am
- 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto
- Fair Oaks Community Center, Redwood City
- Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm
- 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
- Bibleoteca Library, San Jose
- Saturday, February 17th at 2pm
- 921 South First St., San Jose
- Sacred Heart Community Services, San Jose
- Wednesday, February 21st at 11am
- 1381 South First St., San José
- San Mateo Library
- Wednesday, February 21st at 4:30pm
- 55 W. Third Avenue, San Mateo
- GALA Performance (Redwood City)
- Saturday, February 24th at 5pm
- 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.
All performances are free, except for the Gala benefit.
Check back soon for more performances.