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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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9 reviews
11 stars
No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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4 reviews
1 stars
They had refreshments for sale beforehand.
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"The Nerd"
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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411 reviews
316 stars
attended Sep 18 2009

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

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71 reviews
41 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

A little difficult to get into in the first act, but the second act definitely worked. An enjoyable, funny show.

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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.