Tomás and the Library Lady
by Zach Theatre

Jan. 15 - Feb. 14, 2016

Tomás, the young son of migrant farm workers, spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa, passing long days in the fields listening to his grandfather tell stories and practicing English translations. A chance encounter brings him to the local Carnegie Library where he meets a “library lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, this inspirational story suggests what reading — and self-respect — can make possible.

 A o-production with the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance

poster via UT Theatre & Dance

secondary poster: book cover illustration from Dragonfly Books via

The cast and production team features seven University of Texas at Austin students and alumni, including: Ben Bazan (B.A. 2012) as Tomás, Claire Stephen (B.F.A. candidate) as Library Lady, Kathleen Brown (B.A. candidate) as Library Lady, as well as scenic design by Stephanie Busing (M.F.A. 2014); lighting design by Andrew Carson (M.F.A. candidate) and costume design by Rebecca Drew Ramsey (M.F.A. candidate).

Written by José Cruz González and based on the book by Pat Mora, Tomás and the Library Lady runs January 15-February 14 on ZACH Theatre's Whisenhunt Stage. 

Tomás and the Library Lady
by José Cruz González, based on the book by Pat Mora
Zach Theatre

January 15 - February 14, 2016
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

Whisenhunt Stage, Ages 5 and up. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 512-476-0541 (ext. 1). The production is recommended for ages 5 and greater.

Fri 1/15/16 6:30PM
Sat 1/16/16 2:00PM
Sun 1/17/16 2:00PM
Sat 1/23/16 11:00AM
Sat 1/23/16 2:00PM
Sun 1/24/16 2:00PM
Sat 1/30/16 11:00AM
Sat 1/30/16 2:00PM
Sun 1/31/16 2:00PM
Sat 2/6/16 11:00AM
Sat 2/6/16 2:00PM
Sun 2/7/16 2:00PM
Sat 2/13/16 11:00AM
Sat 2/13/16 2:00PM
Sun 2/14/16 2:00PM