Updated March 12, 2020: Based upon the recent guidance from the State of California and the City of San Francisco Public Health Department regarding large gatherings, A.C.T. will cancel productions of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Gloria and Lydia R. Diamond’s Toni Stone effective immediately.
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. The culmination of a six-year collaboration between playwright Diamond and director Pam MacKinnon, Toni Stone is the extraordinary, real-life story of a trail-blazing Bay Area athlete.