Principals of the Production
John Haag, who plays the retired sportswriter Roger Pennell both at the Majestic Theater and on tour, 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 plays the young sportswriter Mike Resnick both at the Majestic and on tour, 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.
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.
Reynolds Whalen, who will play the pitcher Vern Peters during the tour, has theater credits in New York City, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Missouri. He is also the founder and executive director of Performing Arts Abroad, an organization offering international opportunities for music, dance, theatre and film. Reynolds and his wife Julia have a young daughter, Lily.
Linda Tardif, who will be playing the role of Pauline during the tour and acting as stage manager, has performing credits both nationally and internationally. In New York City, she has performed at La Mama, the Shadow Box Theater and the McKittrick Hotel. Regionally, she has performed with PaintBox Theatre, Silverthorne Theater Co., and Real Live Theatre. She is also the managing director of the Shea Theater in Turners Falls, Mass.
Julie Rosten, the telephone voices of Bernice and Pauline during the tour, received her BFA from the NYU-Tisch School of the Arts in New York, through which she studied at The Actors and Directors Lab.