Nothing better for the winter blues than a madcap comedy!
and 26-29, 2020
Introducing The Nerd Cast and Crew!
Michael Scott as Willum Cubbert
Emily Costa as Tansy McGinnis
Duncan Doherty as Axel Hammond
Timmy Wiverstad as Rick Steadman
Daniel Hennell as Warnock Waldgrave
Kim Koeppen as Clelia Waldgrave
Logan Winter as Thor Waldgrave
Director: Owen Thompson
Stage Manager: Keith Rooker
Costume Designer: Bev Dulmes
Make up and Hair Designer: Ariel Ludlum
Light Designer: Lisa Stewart
Sound Designer: Amanda Ellis
Sound Apprentice: Hilarie Mukavitz
Properties/Run Crew: Lisa Masbruch
Set Designer: Jim Johnson
Set/Paint: Nan Gibson
Interim Production Manager: Jackie Blindauer
What's the show about?
Now 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"— a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading 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.
About the Director
Owen Thompson is an award-winning director whose productions have been seen in New York City and in regional theatres around the country. Owen is a long-time veteran of the New York City theatre scene and has served as the Artistic Director of NYC’s Protean Theatre Company as well as the producer of newTACTics, the annual festival of original plays presented by TACT (The Actors Company Theatre). Most recently, Owen directed one of the twentieth century's greatest plays - Tennessee Williams' masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - to sold out houses for the Gallery Players in Brooklyn.
Owen is also an educator who has taught at several institutions of higher learning, including Fordham University, CUNY’s New York City College of Technology, and Marymount Manhattan College (where he currently teaches Script Analysis) and holds post-graduate degrees in classic dramatic literature from Fordham and Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Learn more about Owen Thompson at www.OwenThompsonDirector.com