Principals of the Production
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   John Haag,  who will play the retired sportswriter Roger Pennell both at the Majestic Theater and in New York, has extensive acting experience in New York, regional theater and touring companies. He has narrated more than 200 audiobooks and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.
    Julian Findlay, who will play the young sportswriter Mike Resnick both at the Majestic and in New York, has performed with Shakespeare & Company, Silverthorne Theater Co., as well as Commonwealth Shakespeare. A graduate of Harvard, he is the artistic director and founder of the theatre company Shakespeare Stage, which is based in southern Vermont and western Massachusetts. He is a member of Actors' Equity.
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    R. Steve Pierce, who plays the pitcher Vern Peters at the Majestic, studied acting and directing at UMASS Amherst and has appeared onstage previously at the Majestic Theater, with Silverthorne Theatre and Hampshire Shakespeare company. He has also directed theater camps for children at the Williston Northampton School. A school teacher, he and his wife Andrea have two young sons, Henry and Simon.
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Timothy Michael Quinn, who will be playing the role of the pitcher, Vern Peters, at the Jerry Orbach Theater in New York, has performed all over the world in various plays and musicals. He is a classically trained singer who hails from the Chicago area.  Interestingly, in the past, he played another Yankee player on stage – Joe Hardy, the lead in DAMN YANKEES, at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival.
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Kelly Strandemo, who will play Pauline at the Jerry Orbach Theatre, has performed regionally across the USA with companies including the Warehouse Theatre, International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe and the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City. As a writer, her work has been seen on stages including the Weathervane Theatre and the NY Fringe Festival. Kelly is a graduate of the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (MA in Classical Acting), and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Equity UK.
Dennis Lee, the voice of the baseball announcer both at the Majestic and on tour, was a longtime radio personality in western Massachusetts. He began his career doing play-by-play for semi-pro ice hockey in New Hampshire.
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   Stan Freeman, the author of THE PITCH, was a newspaper reporter for nearly thirty years until retiring in 2010. His articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times,  New Orleans Times-Picayune and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. For many years, he was the science and environmental writer for the Springfield Union-News and Sunday Republican of Massachusetts. He also studied fiction writing in the MFA program at University of Massachusetts.
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​​   Danny Eaton, the founder and producing director of the Majestic Theater – and the director of THE PITCH – has been presenting plays at the theater since 1997. A former movie house, the building was extensively renovated in the mid-1990s to be a dedicated venue for professional theater. The Majestic, which has more than 4,200 subscribers, is one of the last  professional theaters in the region.