Stagebridge has chosen the original play Tomas and the Library Lady for its annual Grandparent’s Tales selection. The message of this year’s production is that children’s imaginations can take them anywhere, no matter their background.
Grandparent’s Tales was created to express both intergenerational and cross cultural points of view. Stagebridge holds an annual children's writing contest, which runs concurrently with Grandparent’s Tales.
Stagebridge was originally founded to achieve two aims:
- To give interested elders performance opportunities
- To educate the public on issues of becoming older
Your visit to the theater as well as the preparation
and follow up activities can involve many content
areas from your state’s K-12 Academic Standards.
Many of the suggested discussion topics and
activities can be tied to standards in several areas.
In addition to gearing up and discussions afterward, visiting theater venues may include topic areas from California K-12 Academic Standards. Several of the subjects suggested here may be linked to standards.
Tomas and the Library Lady will be presented March 6, 7 and 8 at 10 a.m. An 11:30 show may be added, depending on audience demand. Shows are performed in the Sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland. Contact Stagebridge for more information at (510) 444-4755, or at www.stagebridge.org.