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A show of support

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
September 1, 2011

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John Shea, artistic director of the Nantucket Theatre Workshop, is showing some “Southie’’-style loyalty to Sue Costello, arranging an island performance of Costello’s solo show “Minus 32 Million Words’’ before it heads off-Broadway. The Dorchester-bred comic’s cameo in Shea’s 1998 film “Southie’’ led to her CBS series “Costello.’’ Recalls Shea: “She deviated so wildly from the script, much better than anything I could have come up with.’’