Suggested Grades: K - 5 | Running Time: 60 minutes
Tomás loves stories. As the young son of migrant farm workers, he 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. Before long, Tomás knows all of Papa Grande’s tales by heart.... When a chance encounter brings him to the local Carnegie Library, he meets the “Library Lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. A bilingual musical, based on the beloved book about the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, who became the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system. This inspirational production shows how reading and education -- and self esteem-- can make anything possible.
Tickets: $8 each for students, teachers, and chaperones
Reservations (beginning August 17): 480-644-6500
Want to book your tickets before the rush? Come to our Educator Preview Night on August 16 for advance access to reserve your tickets!
Downloadable Educator Resource Guide