Tomás, the young son of migrant farm workers, spends the summer with his family. As he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, he passes long days in the fields listening to his grandfather tell stories and practicing English translations. A chance encounter brings him to the local library, where he meets a “library lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read.
Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, this inspirational story suggests what reading and self-respect can make possible.
The play runs through Feb. 14. Ticket prices start at $13.