The Art Place Presents 'The Nerd'
This month's Bring Your Own Dinner show runs from tonight through Saturday.
Larry Shue’s theatre performance of "The Nerd" will be held March 21-23 at 8 p.m. at The Art Place, located at 3320 Sandy Plains Road in Northeast Cobb.
An aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, 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 Vietnam.
He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you" so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party.
But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless nerd. Rick stays on and on, and his continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence - a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising twist ending of the play.
Bring your own dinner, snacks, dessert, drinks and sit back and enjoy a show! You can purchase tickets at www.theartplace.us.