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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.