Major League Baseball’s season may be winding down, but keeping the spirit of the game alive will not be difficult with the current Chicago run of The Legend of 21, presented by Nightblue Performing Arts Company. Follow the story of baseball hall of famer Roberto Clemente, one of baseball’s most legendary players. This historical musical follows Clemente, born in Puerto Rico in 1934, through his endeavors to achieve his dream of playing professional baseball. “The Legend of 21″ chronicles his struggles with poverty, language-barriers and racism on his journey to the top.
Inspirational off and on the field, Clemente’s story now makes a jump to the stage in this unique dramatization of his life. Beginning with the scene set at Clemente’s funeral in 1972, the play features flashbacks of events ranging from his early life to his move to Pittsburgh to play with the Pirates. This bilingual show features songs and scenes in both English and Spanish, creating an authentic atmosphere for the audience to enjoy. Not to worry, however, if your Spanish is not up to snuff. Subtitles are provided!
The legend of Roberto Clemente is one not only of a superior athlete, but of an exceptional human being, as shown through this captivating show infused with Afro-Carribean music. This show is perfect for any sports fan, history buff, or musical theater lover!
The show runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes and is scheduled to run through September 14.Tickets can be purchased here!