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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This Tony and Grammy Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon follows the rags-to-rock-to-riches… More
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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,
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.