The Nerd, by Larry Shue

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The Nerd
by Larry Shue
Directed by Don Schlossman

The Nerd is a side-splitting comedy about Willum, whose life was saved by a stranger, Rick, during the Vietnam War. Rick’s surprise visit during a dinner party – with Willum’s housemates Axel and longtime crush Tansy – and Willum’s very important client and his family, turns the household upside down. Everything that can go wrong does, and Willum learns that Rick is an incredibly inept, hopeless "nerd." Upon realizing that Rick will overstay his welcome with a vengeance, Willum puts together an outrageous plan to rid himself of the wacky GI who came to dinner.

Cast: Dan Adams*, Jeff Asch*, Tara Donovan, Daniel Gallai, Ryan Knight, Rachel Levy, Shawn Elliott Plunkett

Regular Performance Times:
Wednesday July 3 8:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, July 5 through July 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays July 7* and July 28 at 2:00 p.m.
*Talkback performance, with access to the actors and creative team

Prices:
$28 regular
$26 seniors
$24 opening night
$15 25-and-under with code “Hipster”
Pay What You Can ($5 minimum) - Friday, July 12 only

Little Fish Theatre
San Pedro’s Arts District
777 S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Ticket Range: $15 - $28
Prices above do not include a $1 ticket service fee
Discounts Available for Groups of 10+
Discounts for Seniors 65 and over ($26) and Patrons 25 and under ($15)
Box Office: 310.512.6030

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The cast members are excellent actors, many of which I have seen before. The players put tremendous energy into the action. Director Don Schlossman seems to have pushed the players into such over-the-top action that it could said that they “chew the scenery,” and are, perhaps, more than a little “downwind of upstage.” Their earnest efforts do evoke some audience laughter, but not the gales that might be hoped for.

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The cast members are excellent actors, many of which I have seen before. The players put tremendous energy into the action. Director Don Schlossman seems to have pushed the players into such over-the-top action that it could said that they “chew the scenery,” and are, perhaps, more than a little “downwind of upstage.” Their earnest efforts do evoke some audience laughter, but not the gales that might be hoped for.

sweet-sour - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review