by Lydia Diamond
April 6, 7:30 p.m., Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study
A staged reading of scenes from the play Toni Stone by playwright Lydia R. Diamond, based on the book Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League by historian Martha Ackmann. Free and open to the public.
The Resurrection of Michelle Morgan (A Biomythography) Commissioned for Her Grandchildren
Written and performed by Christina Anderson
Rites and Reason Theater, Providence RI, April 13th
by Eleanor Burgess
Little Festival of the Unexpected, Portland Stage, May 13th
by Marco Ramirez
Merrimack Repertory Theater, September 13-October 8, 2017
The next time Jay Jackson enters the ring, he’ll become the first black man ever to fight for the title of World Heavyweight Champion. As America gears up for the fight of a lifetime, Jackson and his colleagues greet the dawn of a new era that none of them can begin to comprehend. With power and grit, The Royale brings staggering focus to a pivotal moment in sports history.
Little Women, Retold
Adapted by Emily Ruddock and Megan Sandberg-Zakian from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Merrimack Repertory Theater, November 29-December 24, 2017
Generations have cherished their story; now, in a captivating new holiday adaptation, our own America frames the original: Four contemporary girls don the roles of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, who in Old New England bravely seek light and joy in the most unexpected places. With great humor and just a bit of magic, Louisa May Alcott’s classic is conjured in the home of a whole new kind of American family.