Dallas Children's Theatre
by Pat Mora
Adapted for the stage by
José Cruz González

March 24 – April 2, 2017

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Based on the real-life story of Tomás Rivera, the first Mexican-American to hold a chancellor position in the University of California system.

An inspiring true tale of how reading and stories help us all escape. This beautiful bilingual play follows the life of young Tomás and his family, who are migrant workers who move constantly to find new work picking farmers’ crops. But one summer, Tomás visits a local public library and soon discovers worlds filled with dinosaurs and tigers — and a great new friend in the "Library Lady." While helping Tomás improve his English by reading many new and exciting stories, the librarian fosters his newfound interest in learning and teaches him the importance of a good education.

Presented with the generous support of title sponsors TACA  and the Diana & Tom Klein family.

Performance Dates and Times
-    Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM – Opening Night
-    Saturday, March 25, 1:30 PM (Sensory-Friendly)
-    Saturday, March 25, 4:30 PM
-    Sunday, March 26, 1:30 PM
-    Sunday, March 26, 4:30 PM
-    Sunday, April 2, 1:30 PM
-    Sunday, April 2, 4:30 PM (ASL)

Ticket Prices
$15-$28 for single tickets. Prices subject to change. Call the Box Office for details. 214-740-0051. Tickets available online at dct.org

Photo by Karen Almond

Dallas Children’s Theater
Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5938 Skillman Street
Dallas, Texas 75231

About Dallas Children’s Theater 

Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions (12 in the 2016-17 season), a national touring company, and an arts-in-education program.  As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.


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