Tomás and the Library Lady

Some relationships are so special they have the power to change lives forever. Tomás, the son of migrant workers, spends long, hot days in the fields harvesting crops. But when he meets a kind librarian, she helps him find an escape from the heat in the form of thousands of books. Soon his imagination takes off and Tomás discovers a surprising world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and limitless possibilities. This heartwarming story illustrates the power of imagination, self-respect, and the immeasurable impact one person can have.

Tomás and the Library Lady, by Pat Mora and adapted for the stage by José Cruz González, will play Saturdays and select Sundays from January 11, 2020 - March 7, 2020 in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Single tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking the button above or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000.

Run Time: 45 minutes without an intermission.

View the Bowne's Lab Theatre Seating Chart.




Director | Meg Gilbert
Scenic Designer | Lea Umberger
Lighting Designer | Justen Zhang
Sound Designer | David Sabbagh


Tomas | Pedro Leos
Library Lady | Megan Piggott


FST's Bowne's Lab is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

BUSSES: please pull in front of the theatre on First Street for student drop off.

FST Guide to Parking

Looking for a place to park? FST patrons have several parking options to choose from. Watch our parking guide below to see where each of your parking options are located.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

Drop Off Area for the Bowne's Lab Theatre: along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue. 



Tomás and the Library Lady in the News

SARASOTA MOMS BLOG  I  January 9, 2020  I Spark Imagination With Tomás and the Library Lady

THE OBSERVER  I  February 7, 2020  I  FST shines a light on libraries