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We’re pleased to introduce you to the actors in our New England Premiere production of BIG FISH. The play tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman known for his tall tales and charismatic personality. When his adult son Will discovers he is about to become a father, he sets out to discover the truth behind his father’s larger-than-life adventures.
Sara Schoch plays Jenny Hill, a mysterious woman from Edward’s past who is key to Will’s search for the truth. Read our interview to find out more.
Where are you from?
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but live in NYC with my husband Tony.
Have you worked with SpeakEasy prior?
No, ma’am. First time.
Could you tell us a bit about the role you are playing?
Jenny Hill was Edward’s first girlfriend and I can’t say much more than that without ruining the play. She is a wonderfully deep character with a wealth of emotions that I am eager to explore.
What are you looking forward to in this process?
I am most excited about this creative team. I’ve wanted to work with Paul for almost three years after a previous production didn’t work with my schedule. So I am very grateful to have this opportunity to work with him now.
Can you share a favorite memory of a parent?
I have the two best parents in the world. Every memory I have with them is special. But when I think of this show, I think of my father’s father and the relationship he had with my mother and father. He passed 5 years ago in March and every time I hear the song “What’s Next”, I think of how devoted my mother and father were to him throughout his illness and passing. I personally have never been the same inside since he left us. I loved him very deeply. I have a beautiful loving family. And this show only makes me think of the legacy they have left, and will continue to create for my siblings and their children.