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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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Featured Jobs Near You. 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 seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum Cubbert is a thd 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.

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Wish I could produce it, but no. Enough about the plot. Hilarious, laugh out loud read. 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.

The Nerd by Larry Shue

Preview — The Nerd by Larry Shue. In the production, the action diverged from the play in places, such as Robert Joy as Rick squawking like a chicken when the guests at Willum’s party begin to eat deviled eggs and, later, ndrd Redi-Whip into his mouth.

Retrieved 22 Larrg The grateful Cubbert writes to Steadman and in his appreciation says that he owes him everything. Mark Liermann rated it liked it Jul 12, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Finally, we come to Thor. However, there are a couple of moments where the actress can truly shine, such as in the beginning with the spaghetti. Oct 20, Kate rated it liked it. Mar 13, Nomad nimrod rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Optional Materials Cast Recordings. 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.


It made me laugh out loud many times, chuckle frequently, and I smiled almost the entire time. Men Women Total Cast.

But he is extraordinarily memorable nonetheless. May 06, Andrea rated it liked it.

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Shu rated it really liked it Dec 30, I really did laugh out loud many times in reading this play. And isn’t that a good enough reason to want to role? Retrieved from ” https: This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members. The version of the book I read has a few pictures from the productions of the play. Luckily, it is funny. As the party is about to start, the trio discover that Rick is on his way for a visit. Tansy challenges Lzrry that, because she perceives him as being self-absorbed all the time, she would like to see him do an anonymous favor for someone, just one time: She mostly prances th the room and the kitchen, serving almost as a maid.


Axel Hammond is my favorite of the characters. I first saw this play as a fairly young kid because my brother was playing the wonderful role of “Thor” at a local sgue.

Willum has never met the man, but has corresponded with him over the years out of gratitude. Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking professional classical dancers to fill positions at all levels From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Oct 20, Alex Stypula rated it it was amazing. My face is probably too expressive to be Warnock Waldgrave, but that role has some laryr great dry humor, too. Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 and 9: Apr 23, Abby rated it liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments.

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the ,arry he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom ahue has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam.

Jun 08, Amy rated it liked it. Even better would be to have a video page in the book where you could see the whole show, but I don’t think the technology is there yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.