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NEW HORIZON THEATER, INC – The Girls of Summer

November 17 - 19 | Please See Below

Presented by New Horizon Theater, Inc.

Fri / November 17
Sat / November 18
7:30pm / Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Sat / November 18
Sun / November 19
3:00pm / Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map

The Girls of Summer is a unique insight into 1940s female baseball leagues, offering hope in the face of discrimination. This powerful drama centers on an all-negro female team who is being trained to compete against the Rockford Peaches, an all-white female team and champions of the AAGPBL (All American GirlsProfessional Baseball League). Only a few weeks before the exhibition game is due to take place, the team’s coach is found dead, leaving the girls to face this injustice alone, alongside tackling discrimination — both off and on the field. Racism, deceit, and betrayal are brought to light as this powerful drama unveils the hidden story beneath the surface. 

From the writer and director of Kings of Harlem and the long-running Off-Broadway hit Black Angels Over Tuskegee, playwright Layon Gray continues to expand African-American theater with his latest work The Girls of Summer, winner of the NAACP award for Best Play. The suspenseful 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. For more information go to




Tickets for this event are sold independently through New Horizon Theater, Inc.