Elizabeth Lanier is originally from Nashville, TN. She majored in Theatre and Shakespearean Studies at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and studied abroad at the University of Oxford in the UK. She moved to LA this summer after finishing the 3 year conservatory program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. She is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful production and working with How Love Lasts for the first time.… Read More


Eduardo Fernandez-Baumann was born and raised in the Los Angeles Area. He recently spent two years living in Boston earning his MFA in acting from the American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theater School Institute For Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Prior to living in Boston he attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he received a BFA in Theater. He is excited to create theater in his hometown and would like to thank… Read More


Kevin and Johanne (Jo) have been married for 35 years, and Kev says, “being with someone for that long, 35 years – it’s the best thing you’ll ever do.” They live in Wells, Maine. Kevin is a general contractor – direct and outspoken – with a quick wit and wry sense of humor. Jo is a teacher. Born in Quebec, she speaks in a Québécoise accent. Risk has been built into their relationship from the beginning. When… Read More


Hannah and Dylan love each other in part for their differences: “We have always said that I am the wolf and he is the moon – that he is sort of like this calm, more reserved, laid-back person, and I’m the crazy fiery one.” Dylan says, “They almost fill you up with these qualities that you don’t have, ‘cause that’s not you, but you get to kind of absorb them, or have them for that… Read More


Thane is detail-oriented. He’s learned new skills to help maintain the house he shares with Kim – replacing drywall and repairing a deck – tasks he’d never done before. Kim exudes a calm ease, which probably comes in handy in her career in the airline industry. Thane and Kim met nearly four years ago online, and Kim says she was “scared to death” to meet someone online: I went out with one other person who didn’t look… Read More


Tom (36) and Helena (33) live together with their 8-year-old son in Wells, Maine. We visited them during a serious snowstorm. Like most New Englanders they appear unfazed. Although they had been aware of each other’s existence – having gone to the same high school and living in the same hometown – they really met in 2000 online via an Internet instant messaging system. Tom says, “We had a lot of mutual friends that we didn’t realize.”… Read More


Jon and Charlotte’s household includes two energetic adolescent boys, a menagerie of pets, and a partnership that is full of loud laughter. Jon and Charlotte (both in their forties) have been married for seventeen years, but have been together for twenty-five. In that time, they’ve had their fair share of stresses, which Jon considers a natural part of partnership: Having intertwining lives is going to necessarily involve some stressful situations, especially if you add children,… Read More


When we knocked on Shelley and Kirk Drake’s front door, we were greeted with bright eyes, huge smiles, tight hugs, and the popping and crackling of a fire. They offered us a drink, some snacks, and their undivided attention. Their home was filled with vibrant color, cozy fabrics, eclectic art, and well-worn books. We tried to engage in the usual pleasantries, and then dive right into the interview, but it was difficult to steer the conversation… Read More


Bob (60) and Sue (64) Lechner met in January, 1982 when Sue was a single mother raising her young daughter. Bob says, “We were friends. I used to come over and read books to [her daughter], clean out the gutters in her house. I’d just try to be a good guy.” Sue adds, “At some point you wanted to be more than just some nice guy.” A few years later, Bob’s wrote Sue a letter, in… Read More


Jon had proposed in a pub on New Year’s Eve, 2014 while the ball dropped on a TV in the background. When we met Lizzie (25) and Jon (27) in their home in January, 2015, they had been engaged just shy of 30 days. The road from meeting to marrying has been a winding one filled with long distance and personal growth. For about a year and a half, Jon was living in Washington DC… Read More