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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Mar 06, Stephanie Griffin rated it really liked it. I found myself tripping over the character names in addition to feeling like the exposition was dropped on me like a ton of bricks. While she has plenty of stage time, she rarely gets to use it. Men Women Total Cast. Resources Author Bios Book Club! There was less unfolding of story line and more trying to ghe my thirst by drinking from the fire hose.

Willum has promised Rick that he could come to him for help at any time. A role that requires one to get in touch with their inner child as well as their inner nerd. But Willum is a Vietnam vet the story is set in the early 80swhose life was saved by a man he never met, Rick Steadman.

So read it yourself. Read More dancers Performer. Jan 4 – Jan It requires preternatural emotional intelligence, often necessitating the expression of multiple emotions simultaneously with each emotion being nuanced and nrd. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dec 13, Myca Irvine rated it it was amazing.

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I am excited to see this directed well. The three of them are good friends.


I really did laugh out loud many times in reading this play. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam—the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.


Willum Cubbert is a role which requires the actor to take on long monologues he has three and hold the show on his shoulders without actually drawing attention to himself. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. No trivia or quizzes yet. This leads to much physical comedy, which includes the wearing of bags, the breaking of plates and the slinging of cottage cheese.

The Nerd by Larry Shue

See all upcoming theatre performances. Jan 17, Dave rated it it was amazing Shelves: The play had its European premiere in Axel has persuaded Kemp Hall to act as Rick Steadman and to behave unbearably, to force Willum to discover the laery that he must find in himself.

Mar 04, Morgan rated it liked it.

Heather Roberts rated it it was ok Feb 01, Retrieved 22 December Kemp has also, in the character of a man named Red Graham, been leaving phone messages for Willum, asking him to build a housing estate in Alexandria, Virginia ; Axel points out to Willum that this is very close to Washington, D. 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 tbe, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.


Still, she likes him, and with their glibly funny theater critic friend Axel has prepared a surprise birthday party.

My face is probably too expressive to be Warnock Waldgrave, but that role has some really great dry humor, too.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Set in Terre Haute, Indiana in lateThe Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life after he was shke wounded in Vietnam.

It requires preternatural emotional intelligence, often necessitating the expression of multiple emotions simultaneously with Well done, Mr. I got my hands on a copy and cried due to laughing so hard. Even though the context of the humor was uncomfortable, I was laughing out loud quite a bit while reading. Finally, we come to Thor. Larry Shue, killed at 39 in a commuter plane crash two years ago, left behind him a small, tantalizing legacy of plays, two of which, he once explained, were comedies in which ”I found an interesting character and tried to fill jerd a world around him.

Fast forward several years to my theater class and I find this play hilarious! It’s a laugh out loud read; must be hysterical on stage. Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more!