Arts and Entertainment

‘Catching the Moon’ plays the Blue Heron

“Catching the Moon” tells the true life story of Toni Stone, a girl who dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. - Photo Courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
“Catching the Moon” tells the true life story of Toni Stone, a girl who dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player.
— image credit: Photo Courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

“Catching the Moon,” a touring production of Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre, will come to Vashon this weekend as the latest offering in Vashon Allied Arts’ new family series.

The play, adapted from a book by Crystal Hubbard, tells the true story of Toni Stone, an African-American girl who grew up in the 1930s.

An avid baseball player, she chased down fly balls, stole bases and dreamed of becoming a professional ball player.

One day her spirit and talent caught the eye of a baseball summer camp coach, and through perseverance, pluck and luck, Stone overcame unbeatable odds to become the first woman to play for an all-male baseball team.

“‘Catching the Moon’ is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and belief in oneself,” said Janice Randall, who is Vashon Allied Arts’ director of communications and performing arts.

Book-It Repertory’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to read and make literature accessible, fun and educational. The company tours a diverse range of productions based on books throughout the Pacific Northwest, conducts residencies in schools and presents student matinées of its main stage shows.

“Catching the Moon” will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at the Blue Heron. The show, written to appeal to all ages, is most ideal for ages 4 to 13. Tickets — $8 for VAA members, seniors and all children and $10 general admission — are on sale at Books by the Way, Heron’s Nest, Blue Heron and www.brownpapertickets.com. Call 463-5131 to reserve by phone.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Nov 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates