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The Nerd

by Larry Shue

Presented September 2003 at Paris Hill Academy
Sponsored by Dow's Law Office, P.A.

Directed by David Lock.

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 his 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 Willum's 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.

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Axel Hammond Ed Baldridge
Tansy McGinnis Meg Connell
Willum Cubbert Michael C. Johnson
Warnock "Ticky" Waldgrave William Miller
Thor Waldgrave James Miller
Rick Steadman Andrew Turner
Thor Waldgrave Alyssa Wyman
Clelia Waldgrave Corrine Wyman
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Producer Joel Pulkkinen
Director David Lock
Stage manager Kyle Bouchard
House manager Linda Jack
Lights John Farr
Sound design Todd Hutchisen
Poster, program, tickets Richard McIntosh
Art work Zilpha Chouinard
Publicity Sally Jones
Technical staff Connie Allen, Kyle Bouchard, Matt Boutilier, Zilpha Chouinard, Kathy Davis, Michael Davis, Kelsey Franklin, Norman Hutchins Jr., Cynthia Reedy, Kristen Searles, Claire Sessions, Steve Sessions, Linda Sturdivant, Ed Baldridge, Ron Denison, Nikie Bois, Paul Kucharski

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