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Tomás and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora

adapted for the stage by

José Cruz González

Directed by

Rebecca Martínez

Produced by Oregon Children's Theatre


Tomás, the son of migrant workers, spends long, hot days in the fields harvesting crops. But when he meets a kind librarian, she helps him find escape from the heat in the form of thousands of books. Soon his imagination takes off and Tomás discovers a surprising world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and limitless possibilities. 

A play with both Spanish and English based on the inspiring true story of Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera.


Design: Rodolfo Ortega, Kaye Blankenship, Rose Etta Venetucci Sarah Gahagan, Sarah Andrews 

Featuring: Marcelino Hernandez, Daniel Lazcano Villanueva, Carlos Adrian Manzano, Kate Mura, Alex Leigh Ramirez de Cruz



"Tomás & the Library Lady teaches kids about love, bravery, and hope." – Lee Williams, The Oregonian

"Tomás & the Library Lady is charming and witty with catchy songs, laughs, and engaging actors." – PDX Parent

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