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Meet & Greet Playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Private Event)

  • 17 Sep 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Library


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Come Meet & Greet Playwright Lydia R. Diamond

Playwright. TV Writer. Producer. Professor

Major American playwright and Resident Playwright Emeritus Lydia R. Diamond is back at Chicago Dramatists with a reading of her new play, "Toni Stone", on Monday September 17th. 

And as a special benefit to our members (and special guests) we offer this exclusive opportunity for you and a guest to meet and greet Lydia before the reading. A seat will be reserved for you and your guest for the reading too!

Monday September 17th, 5:30-6:30pm

The reading of "Toni Stone" follows at 7:00pm

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"Toni Stone" by Lydia R. Diamond

Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can’t play with the boys. When a young Henry Aaron left for the majors, Stone replaced him and became the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues . No woman matched her baseball accomplishments and, many would say, her perseverance—then or ever since. In the 1950s as the United States was poised between Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, Toni Stone waged her own battle against prejudice. Toni Stone is a vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way. 

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