An Original Play By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed By Ron OJ Parson


“Bursts with the joys of life”

Chicago Tribune


Friday, February 24 at 2:30pm in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

Understudy Run: Toni Stone

Play ball! The sensational true story of the first woman to play professional baseball knocks it out of the park as a can’t-miss theatrical event.

Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can’t play with the boys. Rejected by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League because of her race, Toni sets out to become the first woman to play in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Challenges on and off the field—from hostile crowds to players who slide spikes-first—only steel her resolve to shatter racist and sexist barriers in the sport she’s loved since childhood. An original play inspired by the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann, this New York Times Critic’s Pick will have you cheering along.


Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Toni Stone contains period-specific depictions of race and gender-based situations (which include aggressions, microaggressions, and misogynoir) as well as adult language.

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