As an homage to our upcoming production of Larry Shue's THE FOREIGNER, this week's Throwback Thursday is our 1998 production of Larry Shue's "other" play - THE NERD.
"As long as you are alive, you will have somebody on earth who will do anything for you" - words written by a soldier to the man who saved him from certain death on the battlefield. Years later, the hero shows up unexpectedly to collect - a hopeless, bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact - and overstays his welcome to the point wehre his host is seriously considering the terms of his vow - "As long as you are alive..."
Featuring Dirk van Stralen, Kerry van der Griend, Lisa Benner, Ron Reed, Francis Boyle, Donna Lea Ford, Katie Reed, and Sasha Brayley. Directed by Tom Carson. Dirk was nominated for a Jessie Award for his performance in this one!
For an extra throwback, check out this review I was able to dig up for the original production - who knew people were even posting reviews online yet at that point!