Playhouse On Park's 15th Main Stage Season Continues With The Connecticut Premiere Of TONI STONE

This production will be directed by Jamil A.C. Mangan.

By: Apr. 17, 2024
Playhouse On Park's 15th Main Stage Season Continues With The Connecticut Premiere Of TONI STONE
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TONI STONE is a part of Playhouse on Park's 15th Main Stage Season, the theme of which is Celebration. The Presenting Sponsor of Playhouse on Park's 2022-23 Season is The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. TONI STONE is produced in partnership with Singh Technology Group and Hartford Yard Goats.

An original play inspired by the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann. this sensational theatrical event knocks it out of the park with a high intensity glimpse into the world of the first woman to go pro in baseball's Negro Leagues. Against all odds, Toni Stone blazes a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules. Follow Toni's journey as she fights for love, equality and a chance to do what she wants the most — play baseball. Filled with humor and the love of the game, this intimate and profoundly relevant portrait of America will have you cheering along. “Toni  Stone” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

About the Director:

Jamil A.C. Mangan is a professional Actor, Director & Voice Over Artists from Newark, New Jersey where he attended the prestigious Newark Arts High School. He is a graduate of the University of The Arts in Philadelphia; the first conservatory for the Arts. Mangan's recent acting credits include Troy Maxson in Fences (Playhouse on Park, CT Critics Circle Award winner for Best Actor), Harmond Wilks in Radio Golf (Everyman Theater), Surely Goodness & Mercy (Passage Theatre Co.), Martin Luther King Jr. in The Man in Room 306 (Luna-Stage/">Luna Stage Company), Water By The Spoonful; Lost Boys Found In Whole Foods (Premiere Stages), Martin Luther On Trial (National Tour), North Of The Boulevard (Contemporary American Theater Festival), Othello (Perseverance Theater), To Kill A Mockingbird (Orlando Shakes) and Mother Courage (Classic Stage Company). Mangan has appeared on Gotham (Fox), Manifest (NBC), Quantico (ABC), The Good Cop (Netflix), The Following (Fox), and Blue Bloods (CBS). His directing credits include Gospel At Colonus (Newark Symphony Hall -NJ), Sons of Johnny Johnson (The Duke Theater — NYC), Hecho en Ecuador (Teatro IATI – NYC), Outrunning (Tantrum East- NYC), LEAP (Actor's Guild – NYC) and All Of Everything (Renaissance Theaterworks). 


Tickets are now on sale for TONI STONE, and range from $42.50-$55. Group rates available! Student and Senior discounts are also available. Previews are on May 29 and 30, with all tickets at $25. 2pm matinees are on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Evening performances are at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 8pm on Friday and Saturday. There will be a talk back with the cast after each Sunday matinee.

For more information or tickets, call the Box Office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit Playhouse on Park offers discounts for group sales; inquire today! Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.


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