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The Nerd

by Larry Shue

May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 1998

Plank Road School

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 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.










Production Staff


Gene Guenther


Mark Drzewiecki

Stage Manager

Mark Steimle

Lighting Designer

Bill Patterson

Sound Designer

Mark Steimle

Set Designer

Mark Drzewiecki

Production Assistant

Michele Tegan

Assistant Director

Joanna Liebl

Set Construction

Jeff Davis

Costume Crew

Katie Davis

Mark Drzewiecki



Gene Guenther

Set Construction

Jeff Davis

Katie Davis

Jeanne Drzewicki

Gene Guenther

Margie Kaczmarek

Molly Kacamzrek

Mark Metz

Stage Crew

Rebecca Greasby

Graphic Designer

Beth Ann Brown


Rebecca Greasby


Michele Tegan



Willum Cubbert

Brian Roloff


Axel Hammond

John Janezic


Tansy McGinnis

Erika Heins


Warnock Waldgrave

Jeff Davis


Clelia Waldgrave

Karla Sherman


Thor Waldgrave

Logan Metz


Rick Steadman

Doug Baleer



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