All-American Girls Begins Off-Broadway Run at the Actors Temple Theatre Aug. 4

By Andrew Gans
04 Aug 2010

Daphnee Duplaix
Daphnee Duplaix

All-American Girls, which is billed as "the untold story of the all-Negro female baseball team in 1945 Chicago," begins performances Aug. 4 at the Actors Temple Theatre.

Penned by Layon Gray, the production runs in repertory with Gray's Black Angels Over Tuskegee.

The cast of All-American Girls features "One Life to Live" star Daphnee Duplaix and model Mari White as well as Setor Attipoe, Yasha Jackson, Ashley Jeffrey, Arlene McGruder, Chantal Nchako, Catherine Peoples and Antoinette Robertson. Opening night is scheduled for Aug. 25.

Gray's new play, according to press notes, is "a tale  [of ] racism, deceit and betrayal after the coach of an all-Negro female baseball team goes missing in 1945 Chicago. The drama captures an era in American history when women were called on to keep baseball alive as the men went off to fight in World War II."



Producers are Edmund Gaynes, The Black Gents and The Layon Gray Experience.

Show times are Wednesdays at 8 PM and Thursdays at 7 PM.

The Actors Temple Theatre is located in Manhattan at 339 West 47th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets, which are $36.50-$59.50, are available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.allamericangirlsplay.com.