Thanks to everyone who attended our run at Mount Baker Theatre!
From reviewer Christopher Key:
There is no doubt that The Nerd is funny and there was no doubt that the opening night audience loved it. Director Corey D. McDaniel obviously loves Shue’s work and knows how to handle it: balls to the wall, no holds barred and over the top is not far enough.
The cast gives it their all and then some. The energy they pour into this production would wean the world off fossil fuels if it could be tapped. Frankly, I was exhausted just watching them.
Tansy, is about to realize her dream of becoming a weather girl in the nation’s capital, leaving him in Terre Haute. Rep veteran Jennifer A. Ewing not only looks like a warm front, but is the only character in the play to maintain any shred of dignity.
Christopher Key, IMHO: Performing Arts Reviews from the Northwest, Feb 12 2016
Directed by Corey D. McDaniel
The Nerd ran Fri. Feb 12th, 2016 7:30 PM - Sun. Feb 28th, 2016 3:00 PM at Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA as part of their MBT Rep program.
One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, sidesplitting comedy sees an ex-GI beset by a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Now an aspiring young architect in 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 in Vietnam. Having written to his savior and offering to repay him in any way possible, Willum is overjoyed when Rick shows up unexpectedly on the night of his thirty fourth birthday. However, 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. As Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating drastic measures.
“…the audience almost never stops laughing, handkerchiefs wiping away tears of merriment…” –Variety
“…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…” – The Milwaukee Tribune