Play Read: The Nerd by Larry Shue

Time/Date:  7:00 pm  – Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Location: Basement Lounge at Bedford Players Community Theatre (in All Saints Anglican Church), 1408 Bedford Highway, Bedford

Come join fellow theatre-lovers for a fun evening as we read the play The Nerd by Larry Shue.

Bedford Players’ play reads are an informal, fun gathering where everyone is welcome.

This is not an audition; there is no cost or obligation to participate.  The event is open to everyone interested in reading this script as a group in a social setting.

Come meet some people interested in theatre.  Have a laugh. Have a chat.  Hear, or be part of reading, the play.

About the play:

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, 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.

 

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