Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Tomás and the Library Lady, a heartwarming story about the immeasurable impact a person can have on a young person’s life. Adapted for stage by José Cruz González, this play centers on Tomás, the son of migrant workers, whose life is transformed when he meets a kind librarian. Tomás and the Library Lady will be performed in FST’s Bowne’s Lab Theatre on Saturdays and select Sundays starting January 11. Tickets are available for just $10, and can be purchased through FST’s Box Office at 941-366-9000 and at floridastudiotheatre.org.
Tomás and the Library Lady is adapted from the award-winning children’s book by Pat Mora and based on the real life of Tomás Rivera, a Mexican-American author, poet, and educator. In this inspiring tale, Tomás meets a kind librarian who introduces him to books about everything under the sun. With the Library Lady’s encouragement, Tomás’ imagination takes off as he discovers a world of limitless possibilities.
“The Library Lady reminds me of one of my own teachers, Mrs. Jones,” said Caroline Kaiser, FST’s Director of Children’s Theatre. “She was my gifted education teacher in elementary school, and was wacky, creative, and outgoing. She was one of the teachers that I really felt saw me as a child. She also went above and beyond as a teacher, coming to see me perform in musicals outside of school and getting to know my whole family.”
FST Acting Apprentices Pedro Leos (Tomás and others) and Megan Piggott (Library Lady and others) bring this touching production to life. Tomás and the Library Lady is directed by FST Literary Associate Meg Gilbert, who is also the Assistant Director of FST’s Suffragist Project.
Starting January 11, Tomás and the Library Lady will play on weekends for the general public as part of FST’s Children’s Theatre Season. Single tickets are now on sale at floridastudiotheatre.org or 941.366.9000.