February 21, 2024
Rehearsals for “Tomas and the Library Girl.” Picture credit score: @juniortheatre by way of Instagram

San Diego Junior Theatre‘s manufacturing of Tomás and the Library Girl, opening Jan. 12, has been chosen as an initiative inside the World Design Capital 2024 neighborhood program.

World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024 is a year-long celebration of the progressive cross-border area.

“This recognition,” theater officers stated, “serves as a logo of acknowledgment of the worth our manufacturing brings to the neighborhood.”

Within the true story of Tomás and the Library Girl, Tomás, a Mexican-American boy and the son of migrant farm employees, meets a caring librarian who introduces him to the fantastic world of books. By her steering and the magic of storytelling, Tomás discovers a world of data, unlocking his potential and embarking on a journey of self-discovery.

Tailored from the well-loved guide by Pat Mora, this heartwarming story celebrates the significance of entry to literature and the facility of creativeness to transcend boundaries.

Along with taking part in World Design Capital 2024, the Junior Theatre is worked up to welcome Maria Patrice Amon to direct the manufacturing.

Amon is a director, producer, scholar and proud Junior Theatre alumna whose work has been seen all through San Diego at theaters together with the La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego REP, the place she was affiliate inventive director.

Becoming a member of Amon on the inventive staff is Eliza Vedar, who can be music director whereas additionally composing unique music for the present. Vedar has change into a frequent music director at Junior Theatre, with credit corresponding to final season’s Matilda and Cinderella and the upcoming productions of Diary of a Wimpy Child and Imply Women.  

Tomás and the Library Girl will run Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Jan. 12 to 21 on the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park.

Junior Theatre continues to supply an ASL-interpreted efficiency for every manufacturing. That efficiency for Tomás and the Library Girl can be at 2 p.m. Jan. 20.