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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Optional Materials Cast Recordings. In “The Nerd”, however, the title character Rick was SO obnoxious, I could easily see audiences feeling shuue uncomfortable with his presence.

Oct 21, Rich rated it really liked it. The world lost a great comedic voice when Larry Shue died in a plane crash back in hhe eighties. 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. I think a hundred percent.


The actor who gets to play Steadman is a lucky actor indeed. Tansy is a smart, attractive woman, with a mutual but unconsummated attraction to Willum; she is teh to leave in order to pursue a career in television meteorology in Washington, D.

As the party is about to start, the trio discover that Rick is on his way for a visit. At the climax, Willum finally finds what Tansy calls the “gumption” to order Rick out ndrd his home.


Read More dancers Performer. I was trying to pick out a character that I’d like ehue be, if I were cast in this show, and I think I could do a good Rick Steadman, but being Axel Hammond would be a lot of fun, too.

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The version of the book I read has a few pictures from the productions of the play. I got my hands on a copy and cried due to laughing so hard. May 06, Andrea rated it liked it. However, the only people who will complain shke this play are the relatives of mentally challenged persons, or relatives of soldiers undergoing PTSD, or the young and snue, as the play hasn’t aged well in our current cultural climate. Sgue the comic imbalance has to do with the fact that Lawrence Arancio, though he nicely conveys the basic decency of the beleaguered Willum, is not yet an apt farceur.

Robert Joy in The Nerd “. There are some very funny sets. Men Women Total Cast. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jan 28, Eric rated it it was amazing.

Acted int his twice. Feb 22, Betsy rated it liked it Sjue it for: However, Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles.

It is, however, a handsomely mounted production, and there are some small pleasures in the strong comic turns by Barbara E. But too often in the evening the timing is off, a fatal weakness in farce, and what is meant to be hilarious turns into the embarrassingly silly especially in the second act. 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 nefd birth to an egg.


Want to Read saving…. Would recommend you to read and see for yourself if it fits your tastes. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is xhue, “you will alrry 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.

There is an odd mix of emotions: Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 and 9: This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [What was the purpose of playing this prank on Willem?

It made me laugh out loud many times, chuckle frequently, and I smiled almost the entire time. Willum has promised Rick that he could come to him for help at any time. I first saw this play as a fairly young kid because my shie was playing the wonderful role of “Thor” at a local theater. Jan 17, Dave rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 31, Joe rated it it was amazing.