Looking for Roberto Clemente
The year: 1972. The place: Pittsburgh, where legendary baseball player Roberto Clemente is at the top of his game. Sam Kowalski and the neighborhood baseball-playing kids are in an intense competition to win the chance to meet Clemente in person. But it is their hero’s fateful off-field actions while aiding natural disaster victims in Nicaragua that teach the kids what is more important than winning.
“Clemente the musical hits it out of the ballpark.”
– The Washington Times
“Writer Karen Zacarías and composer Deborah Wicks La Puma turn a funny, crackerjack tale about baseball-obsessed kids into a terrific new children’s musical”
– Celia Wren, Washington Post
World Premiere Imagination Stage
Cast & Crew
Books and Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
1 woman // 6 men
(extras as desired)
Commissioned and premiered by Imagination Stage, Bethesda, Md.
The play/score is published by Dramatic Publishing.