The CrazyLake Acting Company will present Larry Shue’s “The Nerd” at the HJ Ricks Centre for the Arts at 122 West Main in Greenfield, August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12.
“The Nerd” tells the story of Willum Cubbert (played by Trever Brown) who has long wanted to meet the man who saved his life in ‘the War’. His wish comes true when Rick Steadman (Corey Yeaman) shows up for an ‘extended’ visit during a birthday dinner party with his friends Axel Hammond (Brent Oliver) and Tansy McGinnis (Chris Vetters), his boss (Lee McCarty) and his wife and son (Jan Hodson, Gavin Spegal). Willum is ever the gentleman as Rick leads the group through a nonsensical game of ‘Shoes and Socks’, involving the removal of footwear, paper bag masks and a bible. Needless to say, the evening ends abruptly in disaster. Throughout the course of the show, social misfit Rick continues to impose himself into every aspect of Willum’s life, embarrassing him, destroying his relationships, interfering with his career, and eventually driving Willum to question his sanity in this madcap comedy of manners performed by the comedic brilliance of the CrazyLake Acting Company.
Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. $10 advance sale tickets are available online at www.crazylake.com or at the door for $12. Visit the website or e-mail Chris@crazylake.com for more information.