The Nerd  

By Larry Shue
Directed by Brad Rackers

March 11, 12, 18, 19 & 20, 2016

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, ex-GI Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you," so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd," a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence, and even less tact. Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence, a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play.



Production team

Emily Coffin
Set Designer
Tyler Nissen
Lighting Designer
Brad Rackers
Betsy Sexton
Properties Designer
Hannah Shipman
Stage Manager


Bill Bergman
Warnock Waldgrave
Johnny Briseno
Rick Steadman
Laurie Crawford
Tansy McGinnis
Ian Morgan
Thor Waldgrave
Easton Morrill
Willum Cubbert
Alex Phillips
Alex Hammond
Dana Reynolds
Clelia Waldgrave

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