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 

Questions: boxoffice@mesaartscenter.com

 

Want to book your tickets before the rush? Come to our Educator Preview Night on August 16 for advance access to reserve your tickets!

 

Educator Resources: Coming Soon!

 

*For the safety of all our guests, adults are not allowed in the shows without children, and children are not allowed without adults. **Everyone, including lap children require purchased ticket. 

 

**DEADLINE: Final attendance numbers are required TWO (2) weeks prior to performance date. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES after deadline. You are responsible for all tickets reserved, even if tickets are not used.