On Thursday, March 22, DC-7 The Roberto Clemente Story will be hosting a special charity performance to benefit The Cristian Rivera Foundation. Cristian Rivera Foundation Founder John “Gungie” Rivera and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Members Ralph Mercado III and Miriam Colon are associate producers of the play, which is produced by Teatro SEA’s Manuel Moran.
The play stars Modesto Lacen as Roberto Clemente, the first Hispanic ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Clemente was not only a baseball MVP but also a humanitarian and civil rights activist who died 40 years ago when his plane crashed on the way to helping earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Two of Clemente’s sons have raved about Lacen’s award-winning performance, as well as the entire production, which won six ACE awards including Best Musical.
“For this generation who never got to know my father, Modesto Lacen does a great job portraying him,” said Luis Roberto Clemente. “He resembles him a lot and with his singing especially, he gives an amazing performance.” Older brother Roberto Clemente Jr. added, “I have seen the show five times now and the whole cast does a wonderful job, but especially Modesto Lacen. I believe that he has truly transformed into my father, no doubt about it.”
Tickets for this special performance are $67.50