Professor Sam Richert Boehm, Department of Theatre, was recently cast in Season 2 of “Castle Rock”, a Hulu Original based on Stephen King’s fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine in which many of his novels, novellas, and short stories take place. Sam was hired as a Union actor for the role of the Home Administrator and said: “I had my own trailer, my own chair, my own jacket…it was nice to feel a little important for the day.”
“Castle Rock” is a psychological horror series that explores themes and worlds that unite Stephen King’s canon. The show stars Tim Robbins, best known for his work in King’s “The Shawshank Redemption.” Robbins plays the angry Bostonian Reginald “Pop” Merrill, a dying family patriarch who adopted two teen refugees from Somalia decades earlier in the storyline. Regarding working alongside the cast, Sam said “Tim Robbins is an all-around nice guy, he made small chit-chat about sports and New England. I mostly talked to the two young adult actors he adopts in the scene who had never acted before so everything was completely new for them but exciting at the same time.”
Sam has been teaching at Northeastern since 2014 while continuing to work professionally as a actor, director, fight choreographer, and more. She recently starred as Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Actors’ Shakespeare Project in collaboration with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Season 2 of “Castle Rock” is out on Hulu and available for streaming!