Venue Details

105 Star Starred
Altarena Playhouse
across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-1553
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J
Plenty of safe street parking
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J
They have cookies and soda for a donation
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Goldstar Member
Very Casusal
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Kevin Coley
TONS of free parking
info Sep 21 2009 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

14 ratings
3.5 average rating
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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

I happen to think that it was hilarious, well acted, and staged. It was not meant to be thought-provoking, As Tim Beagley the "Nerd") said, "Leave your mind at home."

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 26 2009

I don't think the approach to content satisfied my taste. The author could have gone several ways to make the characters less cartoony and give more depth to the... continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 25 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed this show - from the 80’s music to get you in the mood before the show, to the shoulder-padded costumes, to the amazingly talented cast, to the... continued

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Website

http://www.altarena.org/2009/07/11/the-nerd

Description

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, 

About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse

Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.