The Nerd by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-26

The Nerd by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-26

The Nerd
By Larry Shue
Directed by John Degnan
August 11 – 26, 2017

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

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.

Tickets for all shows: $22 Adults, $17 Seniors/18 & Under

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 john.degnan@sigmaspace.com.

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.

The Nerd by Parlor Room at Bishop McNamara High School, Jul 17-Aug 3

The Nerd by Parlor Room at Bishop McNamara High School, Jul 17-Aug 3

The Nerd
by Larry Shue
July 17 – August 3

Parlor Room Theater Company is proud to present The Nerd by Larry Shue, a fast-paced comedy so full of laughs that it will leave you gasping for breath!

Location: Bishop McNamara High School.

To what lengths would you go to repay a man who saved your life? This is the question at the heart of The Nerd, as our protagonist Willum unexpectedly meets his hero – a hapless nerd named Rick Steadman – face-to-face for the first time. Willum is initially eager to accommodate Rick in any way he can, but finds his life gradually ruined by his hero’s lack of intelligence and tact, eventually pushing Willum and his friends to extreme measures to get rid of the nerd.

Buy tickets for The Nerd here!

July 17 – August 3
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm

Parlor Room Theater performs at
Bishop McNamara Fine Arts Theater
6800 Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20747