Toni Stone

Performance Dates

History is filled with trailblazers and Toni Stone was one of them. 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 shattered expectations and created her own set of rules in the male-dominated sports world. Based on Martha Ackmann’s book Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, award-winning playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Smart People, The Bluest Eye) tells the dynamic story of Stone’s journey of perseverance and resilience just to do what she loved the most — play baseball.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
140 minutes


Jimmy/Father O’Keefe
King Tut/Supervisor
Toni Stone
Elzie/Dance Captain
Stretch/Syd/Fight Captain

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Hair and Wig Designer
Associate Choreographer
Associate Choreographer
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager