Love/Sick

Some Small Show performed John Cariani's "Love/Sick" on June 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2024

Program

"Love/Sick" by John Cariani is an exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of relationships. This collection of nine short plays navigates the complexities of love, from the absurdly funny to the deeply poignant. With wit, charm, and a dash of whimsy, Cariani invites audiences to explore the universal truths of human connection. Each vignette is a snapshot of love in all its messy, unpredictable glory, leaving audiences laughing, crying, and ultimately moved by the power of love in its many forms. Get ready for a wild, heartfelt journey that will leave you pondering the beauty and absurdity of love long after the curtain falls.

Performance location: Friendship Hall on Old Main, 83 Old Main Street, Marshfield, MA

Appropriate for ages 14+


Bios

Angela Paz Hoey, Creative Director

In 2001, Angela had the opportunity to interview with acting teacher Fred Kareman that prompted her to make the move to NYC from PA.. She studied with him for 4 years learning the most life changing lessons on how to act and how to live truthfully on stage. In that same Carnegie Hall Studio is where she met her husband, Andy. Angela worked professionally as an actor and stage manager during her years in New York City. It was there that she started dabbling in the director's chair at a particularly run down dilapidated theater in the theater district. It was what inspired her to revisit the role years later. Angela continues to be amazed with the hard work, talent and true commitment of Some Small Show's cast and crew. Never having imagined this would continue to grow so beautifully, Angela would like to show her appreciation and love to her dear friends Liam, Tara, Lindsay, Marc, John, Jaime, Michelle and Nicole and to the wonderful additions of Kate, Len, Cynthia, Becca and Nick. A special nod to Sarah for the inspirational music she creates and the gentle support she's given with the video production. A big thanks to her husband Andy for being an amazing father and supporting Angela while she dedicates much of her time to Some Small Show and to Miranda and Elena for the sunshine they bring. A special shout out to her father in law Jack Hoey for stepping up as an excellent grandfather and for his role as the family uber driver and to her late Mother in law Betsy for having been her "go to" in so many ways that cannot be explained. To her Mom, Dad and "5 bunny rabbits" whom she loves very much.

Cast, in order of appearance

H.C. Lee

Len is delighted to join Some Small Show for the first time! Some favorite area credits include Rent at The Umbrella Arts Center and Rocky Horror with Moonbox Productions. You may have seen her lounging on Duxbury beach.

Cynthia Krebs Lee

Cynthia is thrilled to be with the team at Some Small Show and especially her wife Len! After working as a ballet dancer, Cynthia went on to earn her BA in Business and Musical Theater at CSU, Chico. By day, when she isn't running around with her 3 girls, Cynthia works as the Director of Development at Save Our Sound on Cape Cod, works in real estate sales and does event design work.

Tara Young

Tara's first performance as an actor was with Some Small Show's May 2022 Showcase of Shorts. She is grateful to Angela for the encouragement to give it a try, and to her fellow castmates for being so welcoming. She is thrilled to continue her acting exploration with this amazing, talented group! Tara lives in Marshfield with her husband and their two teenagers, and is thankful for their love and support. 

Liam Lowney

Liam Lowney is thrilled to be back with Some Small Show! Upon reaching 50, Liam has found pretending to be other people on stage to be the healthiest way to handle his mid-life crisis. Liam grew up acting and singing and has loved to find his way back to the stage with his SSS friends. As a father, Liam spends the best moments of his days admiring the strength, talent, humor, and kindness of his two favorite performers, Maeve and William.

Jaime Drunsic

Jaime is excited to be a part of Some Small Show for her fourth performance. Growing up in Connecticut, Jaime began studying dance from just about the time she could walk and found a love for performing on stage. While primarily a dancer, she performed in various musical theater productions throughout middle and high school. Upon moving to Massachusetts in the early 2000s, Jaime joined the Boston-based dance company Rainbow Tribe where she performed at many events throughout the New England area. Some of her past television claims to fame include the 90's teen hit show Dance Party USA, the ESPN National College Dance Competition and even HGTV's House Hunters. After seeing Some Small Show's showcase in May of 2022, and with some major encouragement from her friend Angela, Jaime couldn't resist joining the group and getting back on stage after many years. She is grateful for the support of her husband TJ and kids Evan and Jenna.

Marc Cregan

Marc is so excited to be back on stage with Some Small Show and incredibly proud of this cast's performance of Love/Sick. It has been a joy to see this community theater project grow. He thoroughly enjoyed performing the roles of East and Lendall in SSS's recent production of Almost, Maine. He was thrilled to recreate the role of East and Man for the Bay Players of Duxbury's adaptation of Almost, Maine earlier this year. Born and raised in South Orange, NJ, Marc developed his love of the theater and acting early. Two roles he was particularly fond of were Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, and J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Marc is a volunteer reader at the Talking Information Center in Marshfield and is a regular voice actor and performer with the Ledger Actors Workshop (the LAW), an old-time radio-play ensemble made possible by the Audible Local Ledger in Mashpee, MA. Marc would like to thank his wife, Jeanne; his kids, Kiley, Owen, and Fiona; his parents, Tom and Sue; and his dog, Ollie, for their love and support.

Rebecca Garland

Rebecca is happy to be joining Some Small Show this year for her first theater performance. From Stoneham, Massachusetts, Rebecca relocated to Marshfield in 2020 when marrying her husband Sean. She is now a (mostly) stay-at-home Mom of their two children, Evelyn (3) and Noelle (10 months) as well as two dogs, Willow and Bear. She works part-time from home as a bookkeeper and runs a dog-boarding/sitting business out of her home. When she came across an ad for Some Small Show in Marshfield Neighbors magazine, she knew this was her opportunity to try something she had always been interested in and it has been a blast thus far!

Nick DeRosa

Nick is very excited to join Some Small Show. Nick's theater experience is usually behind the stage helping to work on the sets. Although it's been a long time, he did perform in Annie and The Wizard of Oz with the Inly Players in Scituate. He is an art teacher in Marshfield and loves his job. Nick has also worked with Camp Summer Stars for the past 20 years teaching art and creating the sets. He is thankful for the support of his son Jordan and all his friends and family.

Nicole Molinari

Originally from Scituate, Massachusetts, Nicole knew she wanted to be an actor when she was five, inspired by watching old Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis movies with her grandma. Nicole made her acting debut as a pregnant, drunk bridesmaid in Joey & Maria's Comedy Italian Wedding in Boston, MA. She then appeared in the Upstate Shakespeare Festival at the prestigious Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, in A Mid Summer Night's Dream & Widow in The Taming of the Shrew. While living in Savannah, Georgia, Nicole had the opportunity to participate in Murder-A-Float mystery theatre and became a member of City Lights Theatre Company. Nicole also had the privilege to study improvisation with Steven Pierce (Groundlings) and perform in various student films while working at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Nicole then dabbled in acting classes while living in New York City. Living in Marshfield, near the beach has been a dream come true. Mom to Brennan and Cookie. True crime aficionado.

Lindsay Van Kauwenburg

A native New Englander, Lindsay grew up in Plymouth, MA. Her first memories of acting are with Geronimo Skands at the Priscilla Beach Theater. Over the course of her elementary, middle and high school years she participated in several theatrical productions. During her time at Emerson College, she acted in student projects including music videos and a role in a soap opera series, "The Del Mar Haven Stories". After graduating from Emerson College with a B.S. in Communication, Management and Public Policy, a job opportunity took her to Los Angeles, CA. This opportunity would lead to one of the greatest experiences of her life, working for New Line Cinema in their music department. As a soundtrack coordinator and assistant to the VP of Soundtracks/New Line Records, she gained knowledge with all aspects of the music business. Some of the projects she is most proud to be a part of are I Am Sam, The Blade Trilogy, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Elf, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers and of course The Lord of Rings Trilogy. Personal choices brought her back to the East Coast where she currently works as a sales and marketing manager and produces local, live music events for The New England Music Awards organization. In May 2022, Some Small Show welcomed her back to the stage and she is very excited to collaborate in this latest showcase with these talented actors.

Angela Paz Hoey

In 2001, Angela had the opportunity to interview with acting teacher Fred Kareman that prompted her to make the move to NYC from PA.. She studied with him for 4 years learning the most life changing lessons on how to act and how to live truthfully on stage. In that same Carnegie Hall Studio is where she met her husband, Andy. Angela worked professionally as an actor and stage manager during her years in New York City. It was there that she started dabbling in the director's chair at a particularly run down dilapidated theater in the theater district. It was what inspired her to revisit the role years later. Angela continues to be amazed with the hard work, talent and true commitment of Some Small Show's cast and crew. Never having imagined this would continue to grow so beautifully, Angela would like to show her appreciation and love to her dear friends Liam, Tara, Lindsay, Marc, John, Jaime, Michelle and Nicole and to the wonderful additions of Kate, Len, Cynthia, Becca and Nick. A special nod to Sarah for the inspirational music she creates and the gentle support she's given with the video production. A big thanks to her husband Andy for being an amazing father and supporting Angela while she dedicates much of her time to Some Small Show and to Miranda and Elena for the sunshine they bring. A special shout out to her father in law Jack Hoey for stepping up as an excellent grandfather and for his role as the family uber driver and to her late Mother in law Betsy for having been her "go to" in so many ways that cannot be explained. To her Mom, Dad and "5 bunny rabbits" whom she loves very much.

Andy Hoey

Andy Hoey is pleased to return to the Some Small Show stage. Local credits include Cohasset Dramatic Club's 2019 performance of Love Letters and the title role in Plymouth Community Theater's 2009 "Shakespeare on the Rock" production of Pericles. From 2001-2005 he acted professionally in and around New York City, including Theatre for a New Audience's Off-Broadway production of Julius Caesar and Regional productions of Lobby Hero (Jeff) and Gemini (Randy). Favorite Off-Off Broadway roles include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Moricet in 13 Rue de l'Amour, and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He also served as a one-time Muppet performer for Sesame Street. His all-time favorite role is Dad to Miranda and Elena. Special thanks to his wife, Angela Paz, for her patience and flexibility, and to his father, Jack Hoey, for all of his behind-the-scenes help. Heartfelt gratitude to his late mother, Betsy Hoey, for a lifetime of loving support.