HOLA presented Colón's first play Siempre en Mi Corazón (Always in My Heart), which was directed by his widow, actress and HOLA founding member Miriam Cruz. The reading was held at Teatro LATEA at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.
The actors reading the play were Denia Brache, Alicia Kaplan, Irma-Estel LaGuerre, A.B. Lugo, Feiga Martínez, Frank Robles, Adriana Sananes, and Bersaida Vega. The reading was well received, with an HOLA member remarking that "it was magic... not a weak actor on that stage." Immediately after the reading, there was a toast to the life and work and Colón, led by Cruz.
HOLA would like to thank Teatro LATEA, Nelson Landrieu, Marta García, Anthony Ruiz, Pablo Zinger, Oscar de la Fe Colón, Miriam Carnase, Miriam Cruz, the actors who performed at the reading, and all those in attendance.
In the words of the poet-actor-singer (and HOLA member) Caridad de la Luz (also known as La Bruja), "you never died, because I carry you all inside".
[Photos in this blog by Pablo Zinger. To see more photographs, click here.]