Auditions for The Nerd by the Prince George’s Little Theatre, May 8-9

Auditions for The Nerd by the Prince George’s Little Theatre, May 8-9

The Nerd Auditions

The Nerd by Larry Shue will be our first production of the 2017-18 season. It will be directed by John Degnan.

Auditions for”The Nerd” will be held Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th 7:30 pm at The Bowie Playhouse (16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715) with call backs and rehearsals to follow at the New Carrollton Municipal Center (6016 Princess Garden Parkway New Carrollton, MD 20784). Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to sign in and fill out paperwork. No appointment needed. Auditions to consist of cold readings from the script.

Questions? Contact Director John Degnan, at

Tech week and performance dates are August 2017.

Synopsis: Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, 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 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.

Performance Location: Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

For more information including parts to be cast, click here.

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