The Nerd: Zany Farce at Altarena Playhouse
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The last date listed for The Nerd was Saturday September 26, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Kevin Coley
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I was there on opening night, so I have to give the cast a little slack. During the first 5-10 minutes of the play, the actors seemed to be rushing their lines. They eventually slowed down and were able to feel a bit more relaxed. The play really picked up when the NERD made his appearance.
I found the first act to be more enjoyable than the second. Would I recommend this play to others? Sure! Is it the best production I've seen? No way, but it is still a fun play to see with an interesting storyline.
The Altarena is one of my favorite venues to see plays in, and this play did not disappoint.
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I saw the opening night show. I really wanted to laugh more than I did. The play did not come alive until the other characters showed up - the young boy, his parents, and then the nerd. The second half was better than the first. I am not...continued
Widely considered one of the funniest plays ever written, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be a socially inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who overstays his welcome with a vengeance. Director Richard Robert Bunker directed Altarena’s production of Shue’s The Foreigner in 2006,