By Tulis McCall
Marcenia Lyle Stone, aka Tom-Boy Stone, aka Toni Stone was born in 1921 in Virginia. She grew up in during the depression in St. Paul. She became the first woman (but not the only) woman to play professional baseball with the Negro League. This is her story. More than that, it is an iconic tale that should be memorized by every baseball-loving human being, told and retold until women are once again let into the majors.
And I don’t mean maybe, baby.
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Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond, based on the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann; Directed by Pam MacKinnon
WITH: Eric Berryman(Stretch), Harvy Blanks (Alberga), Phillip James Brannon (King Tut), Daniel J. Bryant (Spec), Jonathan Burke (Elzie), Toney Goins (Jimmy), Kenn E. Head (Millie), Ezra Knight (Woody) and April Matthis (Toni Stone).
Set by Riccardo Hernandez, Lights by Allen Lee Hughes, Costumes by Dede Ayite, Choreography by Camille A. Brown
At the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through August 11, 2019. TICKETS Running Time 2 hours and 15 minutes.