For Schools

Tomás and the Library Lady - Field Trip

By José Cruz González, Music and Lyrics by José Cruz González, Music Arranged and Performed by Adam Jacobson

Most Enjoyed by Grades K-6

Field Trip: January 31 - March 10, 2023

Times variable by date.

Location: Herberger Theater Center - Stage West

Price: $12 per person, Field Trip Plus: $15 per student

Runtime: 50 minutes


Need a last minute booking?

To book, email Sean A Medlin at




Tomás loves stories! Papa Grande tells them to him todas las noches but soon Tomás knows all of them by heart. One day while his family is in Iowa picking crops, Tomás meets the Library Lady and nothing is ever the same again. Based on the true story of Tomás Rivera and the book by Pat Mora, this play is a celebration of reading, imagination and creativity.



  • This show is based on a true story!
  • This show is also available to come to your school! Learn more about our in-school performances of Tómas HERE > 




Contact Sean Avery at or

Sonia Rodriguez Wood at


Interested in Field Trip PLUS?

"Plus up" your field trip experience and extend your learning with interactive drama activities connected to the themes of the show! Want to learn more? Contact

*Please note all show titles and dates are subject to change.*