The Nerd

By Larry Shue

Directed by Brad Williams

Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in combat. He said as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you.” But when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his 34th birthday party, his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd,” a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence, and less tact. Rick’s continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another!

“Shue delivers a neatly crafted package that uses some classic comic forms to bring the audience to its knees, laughing.”
-Milwaukee Journal

“…the audience almost never stops laughing—handkerchiefs wiping away tears of merriment…”

“…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…”
-Milwaukee Tribune

Produced by Holmen Community Theatre at Holmen High School Fine Arts Center, 1001 McHugh Rd, Holmen

Performances: July 18-26, 2008

Performance Times: July 18, 19, 25, & 26, 2008

Ticket Prices: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Students

Call 608-526-9242 after July 1st for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


DIRECTED BY: Brad Williams. He played his first role at HCT as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls in 1993. He also played Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, Grandpa in You Can't Take It With You, and Ellard in Larry Shue’s The Foreigner. This is his second directing assignment for Holmen and has directed several shows in the area at UW-L, the La Crosse Community Theatre, and Pegasus Players. He's known to radio listeners as the morning news anchor on WKTY and Classic Hits 94.7 and for the WKTY feature "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." Plus, he writes and performs for the Heart of La Crosse Comedy Theatre. In his free time, Brad travels across the country speaking on national talk shows about his memory!

AUDITIONS: At Holmen High School
Tuesday, May 27th and Wednesday, May 28th at 7pm
Possible call-backs on May 29th. Please bring your list of conflicts.

NEED: 4 Men, l Boy (approx. age 10), and 2 Women

REHEARSALS: Begin on Monday, June 2nd

PERFORMANCES: July 18th, 19th, 25th, & 26th

QUESTIONS? Call Curt Tolvstad @ 526-9242 or Bill Adams @ 534-6294
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