Dmae talks with artistic director Stan Foote of Oregon Children’s Theatre. He’ll be joined by director Rebecca Martinez and actor Marcelino Hernandez from Tomás & the Library Lady. 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-American Tomás Rivera, chancellor of the University of California, Riverside.
Tomás & the Library Lady in both Spanish and English is based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera. Adapted from the book by Pat Mora, the play shows the bond that forms when a boy and a librarian share a love of books. Tomás 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 Children’s Theatre presents Tomás & the Library Lady
Based on the true story of Tomás Rivera
A play with both English and Spanish
Written by: Pat Mora
Adapted by: José Cruz González
Directed by: Rebecca Martínez
Dates: April 1—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.