Meet the Cast: Tim Hoover, George

If theatre is not your full-time job, what do you do on the side? What do you enjoy about it and how does it connect to your life in the theatre?
Theatre is my full time job, just add a prefix of educational to it. I work for the Freedom Trail as a costumed tour guide along with many other wonderful Boston actors sharing colorful, bloody, funny stories about the revolution in Boston. I’ve also worked doing shows for school children learning to prevent and respond to Dating Violence and Bullying.

What is your favorite thing about your character?
I love playing with language, and how it’s worked into the script that the witty wordplay that goes on between George and Suzie-Fay is a major part of who they are and how they relate to each other.

What is the best story you have from a first date? (can be a terrible first date, or maybe the best one ever!
My oddest first date was also one of the best.  We went to the Bodyworlds exhibit at the Museum of Science.  It’s a display of real human organ, skeletal, nerve and muscle systems preserved and presented in situ.  Macabre as all hell, but when we both found it appealing to our nerdy curiosity, but were able to make light-hearted quips to each other while in awe of the morbid beauty in front of us, I figured that was someone I could spend a good amount of time with, and while I’m no longer together with her, that was the longest, most serious relationship I’ve had.

If you could go on a date with one celebrity, who would it be and why?
I’ll say Marion Cottillard because I’m never less than amazed by anything she does.

What’s your favorite love (or anti-love) song? Why?
I think it’s harder to find songs that aren’t about love (or anti-love), but Billy Bragg’s New England or Weezer’s El Scorcho are old favorites of mine for bottled up passion.  Then it’s fun to hear Ben Folds (Five) flip from the beautiful: The Luckiest and Magic, to the bitterest: the Bitch Went Nuts and Song for the Dumped.  But if I had time I could just list great love songs all day.

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Tim Hoover (George Buddy) is a locally grown actor with a penchant for working with emerging playwrights and new scripts.  He’s worked with a number of wonderful companies in the Boston theatre scene including: Whistler In the Dark, Fort Point Theatre Channel, Unreliable Narrator, Improv Boston, Stoneham Theatre, New Reperatory Theatre, the Publick Theatre, Gurnet Theatre Project, and Sugan Theatre Company.  Tim is excited to join Cassandra, James, Meron, and the rest of the Vagabond Team in lighting this Merriam-Webster on fire!


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