Tomas & The Library Lady
Dmae talks with artistic director Stan Foote of Oregon Children’s Theatre. He’ll be joined by director Rebecca Martinez and actorÂ Marcelino Hernandez fromÂ TomÃ¡s & the Library Lady.Â The show runs April 1st through 29th at the Winningstad Theatre. We’ll hear about the play that promotes literacy based on the true story of Mexican-AmericanÂ TomÃ¡s Rivera,Â chancellor of the University of California, Riverside.
TomÃ¡s & the Library LadyÂ in both Spanish and English is based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator, TomÃ¡s Rivera. Adapted from the Â book by Pat Mora, the play shows the bond that forms when a boy and a librarian share a love of books. TomÃ¡s Rivera went on to become a well-known author and the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. Throughout his life, he was a strong advocate of the power of education for Mexican-Americans.
Oregon Childrenâ€™s Theatre presents TomÃ¡s & the Library Lady
Based on the true story of TomÃ¡s Rivera
A play with both English and Spanish
Written by: Pat Mora
Adapted by: JosÃ© Cruz GonzÃ¡lez
Directed by: Rebecca MartÃnez
Dates: April 1â€”29, 2017
Times: Saturdays at 2:00pm and 5:00pm, Sundays at 11:00am and 2:00pm [no 11am shows 4/16 or 4/23 or 5pm on 4/29]
Location: Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Tickets: $18-$28 for adults and $14-$24 for children (discounts for groups of 8+)
Box Office: 503-228-9571 orwww.octc.org.
Other info: Recommended for ages 5 and up.