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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Pat Parker
36 events 13 reviews

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."

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Denise M.
Red Velvet 136 events 79 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Kevin Coley
49 events 14 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2009 report as inappropriate
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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, 

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