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Tomás and the Library Lady

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Monday, December 10 at 10:00 AM
Smith Opera House

Tomás loves stories and Papa Grande tells them to him todas las noches! One day while his family is in Iowa picking crops, Tomás meets the Library Lady and nothing is ever the same again. Soon his imagination takes off as he reads book after book, discovering a world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and explorers! Based on the true story of Tomás Rivera and the book by Pat Mora, Childsplay brings back this favorite play with music celebrating reading, imagination and creativity.

By José Cruz González, Music and Lyrics by José Cruz González, Music Arranged and Performed by Adam Jacobson, Adapted from the book by Pat Mora.

Recommended for ages 5 and older. The duration of the show is about 50 minutes, with a 10-minute Q&A following. Preferential seating is given to school groups that register in advance.

ArtSmart is generously sponsored by Lyons National Bank and The Delavan Foundation.

To learn more about ArtSmart Educational Theatre programming, click here.


Actors portray the title characters in Tomas and the Library Lady.