Tues. March 14, 2023

Shadowball is actor, singer, poet and master storyteller Rochel Garner Coleman’s production commissioned by the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles. The story opens to the sounds of a Negro League baseball game taking place in Chicago in 1922 where we meet James Thomas Bell, aka Papa Bell, a 19-year-old pitcher for the St. Louis Stars, and himself a super star in the history of black baseball. This thoroughly absorbing, superbly staged performance vibrantly brings history to life.