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The Nerd

By Larry Shue

Directed by Trish McIntire

October 28 &19, November 4 & 5, 1994

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Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, 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 less tact. And 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.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Play Service.

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WillumWayne King
AxelJames Graber
TansyMelissa Flower
WaldgraveGeorge Lancaster
CleliaConnie Graber
ThorTyler Coleman
RickRich Bicker

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DirectorTrish McIntire
SetsJohn Dalton, Wayne King, Larry Junker, Tom Herlocker, Connie Graber, James Graber, Erle Coleman, George Lancaster, Chris Rogers
Costumes and Make-upJulia Lambert and Mary Weeks
Lighting and SoundTom Herlocker, Ned Graham, Connie Graber
Rendering ArtistMaggie Bicker
PropertiesConnie Grabers, Julia Lambert, Linda Johnson
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