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A trailblazing spirit

Toni Stone

  • Credits

    Arena Stage in Association with A.C.T. Presents
    The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Production of
    Toni Stone
    By Lydia R. Diamond
    Directed by Pam MacKinnon
    Choreographed by Camille A. Brown

    In Association with Samantha Barrie

    Toni Stone runs approximately two hours and 20 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

FOLLOWING THE EXTENDED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER THROUGH JUNE 8, THE SUMMER PRODUCTION OF TONI STONE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. WITH THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT, WE ARE TAKING THIS TIME TO UPDATE THE SCHEDULE AND WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH DETAILS ABOUT NEW DATES.  

 

“[Diamond] is a powerfully smart writer”

 New York Times

Considered a pioneer, Toni Stone is the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men’s league in the 1950s. Against all odds, Stone blazes a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules. Based on Martha Ackmann’s book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the latest work from award-winning playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Smart People, The Bluest Eye) tells the dynamic and uplifting story of Stone’s journey of perseverance and resilience just to do what she loved the most — play baseball.

Commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company and Samantha Barrie. 

Toni Stone received development support from the Resident Artists Program at Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

Toni Stone is generously sponsored by:

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

 AT&T
Susan and Steve Bralove 
 Exelon
Sue Henry and Carter Phillips

This production contains strong language.

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Cast

DANIEL J. BRYANT

Spec

JABEN EARLY

King Tut

MARQUIS D. GIBSON

Jimmy

KENN E. HEAD

Millie

RODNEY EARL JACKSON, JR.

Elzie

SEAN-MAURICE LYNCH

Stretch

RAY SHELL

Alberga

JARROD SMITH

Woody

DAWN URSULA

Toni Stone

Creative

LYDIA R. DIAMOND

Playwright

PAM MACKINNON

Director

CAMILLE A. BROWN

Choreographer

RICCARDO HERNÁNDEZ

Set Designer

DEDE AYITE

Costume Designer

ALLEN LEE HUGHES

Lighting Designer

BROKEN CHORD

Sound Design and Original Music

COOKIE JORDAN

Hair and Wigs Designer

ELISA GUTHERTZ

Stage Manager

KURT HALL

Assistant Stage Manager

Multimedia

Bob Kendrick talks about Toni Stone and the Negro Leagues