Toni Stone


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 PeopleThe 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.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$41 - $96

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/23/2020 - 05/31/2020
Sunday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 05/06/2020 - 12:00pm
  • 05/13/2020 - 12:00pm
  • 05/19/2020 - 12:00pm


  • 05/30/2020 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 05/28/2020 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Dawn Ursula Toni Stone
Daniel Bryant Spec
JaBen A Early King Tut
Marquis D. Gibson Jimmy
Rodney Earl Jackson Elzie
Head E. Kenn Millie
Sean-Maurice Lynch Stretch / Syd
Ray Shell Alberga
Jarrod Smith Woody
Production Personnel
Lydia R. Diamond
Pam MacKinnon
Costume Designer
Dede Avite
Set Designer
Riccardo Hernández
Sound Designer
Broken Chord
Movement for plays
Camille A. Brown
Lighting Designer
Allen Lee Hughes
Adapted From
Curveball, the Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann


Arena Stage - The Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Kreeger Theater, a 514-seat, fan-shaped space with a modified thrust stage, is updated with current technology and amenities, while retaining the qualities that make it one of the most artist- and audience-friendly spaces in the country: extraordinary flexibility, excellent acoustics, flawless sightlines and remarkably intimate interaction between actor and audience.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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