Eisemann Center Opens Family Series With TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY Oct. 28

Eisemann Center Opens Family Series With TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY Oct. 28Eisemann Center Presents the true story - Tomás and The Library Lady produced by Childsplay on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center. Tomás and the Library Lady tells the true story of Tomás Rivera, a Chicano author, poet and educator who found an unlikely friend in a librarian when he was a young boy. Rivera's empowering story inspired Pat Mora to write a book telling his story, which Childsplay will bring to life for families.

Tomás, the son of migrant workers, was born in Texas and loves the stories Papa Grande tells him. One day while his family is in Iowa picking crops, Tomás meets the Library Lady and nothing is ever the same again. Soon his imagination takes off as he reads book after book, discovering a world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and explorers! "I believe that Tomás and the Library Lady is an empowering story for young people because it speaks about following your dreams, about using your imagination, the power of reading books, and making new friends," said Playwright José Cruz González who wrote the play in partnership with Childsplay Theatre in Tempe, Ariz. While creating the play, González researched the life of Tomás Rivera, contacted his widow and brother and even visited the Tomás Rivera Library at the University of California at Riverside. "As I dug into the story of the real Tomás Rivera, I found so much to add into the adaptation," said González.

Tickets range from $12-$22 and are available online at www.eisemanncenter.com or by calling the Eisemann Center Ticket Office at 972-744-4650. The Ticket Office is open from 10 am until 6 pm Monday - Saturday and one hour before performances. Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling 972-744-4650.

Eisemann Extras, sponsored by Raising Cane's is the interactive program inspired by our Family Theatre Series. From monsters and potions to petting zoos and tea parties, the Extras program is sure to put a smile on every child's face. The fun always starts at 1:30 pm on the day of every show. Space is limited, so sign up today for the Eisemann Extras program, by phone or online at www.eisemanncenter.com! *Sold separately from Family Theatre Series tickets.

The Charles W. Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas. The Eisemann Center is accessible from Highway 75 North taking the Galatyn Parkway/Renner Road exit going north and the Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road exit going south, or from the DART light rail station at Galatyn Park. Family Theatre Series season sponsors include Eisemann Extras sponsor: Raising Cane's, Altrusa International, Inc. of Richardson, Texas and media partner The Dallas Morning News.

Photo courtesy of Childsplay Theatre, Tempe, AZ

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