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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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. Woodminster Amphitheater hosts an outdoor production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Cozy up under a blanket and watch ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "One day More," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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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 certain if there is something missing from the acting or from the play itself. The nerd reminded me of someone with special needs so perhaps that is why I did not laugh as much as others in the audience. Most of the people seemed to be enjoying it. I left wanting more. This is still one of my favorite venues and small theater groups though.
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,