Shadow Ball pays homage to the men who played in Negro League baseball and paints a picture of America’s suffering during the Great Depression. Rochel Garner Coleman plays Cool Papa Bell, one of the League’s most famous players. A sterling fielder and an outstanding batter (regularly averaging over .400), Bell was legendary for his uncanny speed. Satchel Paige often regaled audiences with the story that when he and Bell roomed together, Bell was so fast that he could turn out the light and be in bed before the room got dark. Off the field though, an entirely different story emerged as black players encountered second-class status and mass economic hardship.
Price & Info
Assembly Price: $1,045
Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,580
Travel Fee: $75 per day
Audience Limit: 300
Program Length: 45 min.
Appropriate For Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Arts Appreciation Month
Black History Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
Visual & Performing Arts
Artist arrives 60 minutes in advance to set up, sound system that can accomodate a microphone, glass of water, stool or chair; desk without chair or small table