Name: John Wernke Birthdate: Sept. 26 Hometown: New York City, NY Character You're Playing: Lou Gehrig Favorite Sport: Baseball Favorite Sports Team: Cincinnati Reds [MLB] Favorite Sports Hero: Eric Davis [baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds] Sports Played Growing Up: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Nachos Show you made your Broadway debut in: Accent on Youth Favorite Broadway show (and why): It hasn't been written yet. The hope for that show is why I go to the theatre. Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? Every day. Every minute. His legend lives on. Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: Looking into the eyes of any of these cast members. The odds were stacked against us from the beginning, and yet they kept coming in positive and caring every day… Catching a glance from any of them on stage affirmed that it was worth it — that this whole thing was special if for nothing else but to ourselves. Baseball isn't a game of quick moment-to-moment drama. It's like a life…boring and slow and seemingly un-meaningful until there is a swing of a bat and the momentum of the universe spurs quick results. I love it so. A game without time.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.