The Nerd [Larry Shue] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For a cast of 5 men and 2 women. Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute. The Nerd. Larry Shue. Author bio(s). ISBN: Full Length ” Shue delivers a neatly crafted package that uses some classic comic forms to. Brown Paper Tickets – The first and only fair trade ticketing company!.

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The world lost a great comedic voice when Larry Shue died in a plane crash back in the eighties.

View all 4 comments. Jun 08, Amy rated it liked it. The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design Waldgrave is described in the stage directions as being a man who “hasn’t smiled for forty-seven years”. Set in Terre Haute, Indiana in lateThe Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect nwrd is visited nerr Rick Steadman, a ned ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam.

Never saw it performed. When he arrives, it turns out that Rick is a major nerd, who would be happy to become Willum’s permanent houseguest. Axel and Tansy are present when Willum, during a house party, becomes host to unexpected houseguest Rick Steadman, who had saved Willum’s life in Vietnam.


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Views Read Edit View history. Just watch how Reilly builds the expressions on a group of party guests to a peak of horror as they watch Rick imitate a chicken about to give birth to an egg. But he is extraordinarily memorable nonetheless. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat This, and other deftly staged bits, jerd this ”Nerd” a sporadically funny show. Read More dancers Performer.

Rick aided by erstwhile girlfriend Tansy and acerbic buddy Axel herd, must find within himself the gumption to give Rick the boot. Aug 11, Kristin Koski rated it it was amazing Shelves: So the two men could run off together? While the actor isn’t provided a ton of opportunity for success, he is given two distinct moments wherein he can steal the show.


Fast forward several years to my theater class and I find this play hilarious! Axel Hammond is my favorite of the characters. At the climax, Willum finally finds what Tansy calls the “gumption” to order Rick out of his home. Colleen Deitrich To basically give Willum the balls to quit his shitty job to follow his crush to DC and begin a relationship with her. And isn’t that a good enough reason to want to role?

She mostly prances between the room and the kitchen, serving almost as a maid. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


This leads to much physical comedy, which includes the wearing of bags, the breaking of plates and the slinging of cottage cheese. I want to direct it. Half-Price Ticket Hot Sellers.

shhe In “The Foreigner,” Charlie was darling, and endeared himself to the audience easily. Refresh and try again. However, the only people who will complain about this play are the relatives of mentally challenged persons, or relatives of soldiers undergoing PTSD, or the young and educated, as the play hasn’t aged well in our current cultural climate.

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Over the years, Willum and Shuue had exchanged occasional letters and greeting cards, though they never met. Axel is a smart aleck drama critic who was once engaged, briefly, to Tansy.

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The version of the book I read has a few pictures from the productions of the play. Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Some parts of the story felt very contrived and I found the final twist a bit far-fetched.