Venue Details

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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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2 reviews
3 stars
We brought a picnic, parked across the street from the theatre and had a lovely picnic in Lincoln Park's lovely rose garden.
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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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"The Nerd"
14 ratings
3.5 average rating
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36 events
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,