Streamed Performance: Toni Stone
About Streamed Performance: Toni Stone
Though live performances of "Toni Stone" at the Geary Theater in San Francisco were canceled as part of the community's efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, A.C.T. is thrilled to offer audiences the chance to experience the show from home through this video recorded performance, made in March 2020. The theater is offering tickets to their streamed performance in a "Pay What You Can" style so that you can choose your price based on what you can afford and how many people will be watching with you. Your ticket purchase goes directly back to supporting the theater as they plan for the future.
Toni Stone dreams of nothing but baseball. But to become the first woman to play professionally as a member of the Negro League’s Indianapolis Clowns, she must confront hostile crowds, ruthless team owners, and players who slide spikes first. As she negotiates life’s challenges and opportunities on and off the field, Toni stays true to herself and reaches for who she can be.
In this new work, playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Broadway’s "Stick Fly" and Showtime’s "The Affair") uncovers the theatrical journey in Martha Ackmann’s book, "Curveball: The Remarkable True Story of Toni Stone." The culmination of a six-year collaboration between Diamond and Tony Award winner and A.C.T.'s Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon, "Toni Stone" is the extraordinary, real-life story of a trail-blazing Bay Area athlete.
A.C.T. is proud to partner with the San Francisco Giants on this production!
Recommended for ages 13 and up. This production contains haze, strong language, and mature themes.