Oconee Community Theatre

The Nerd

Comedy by Larry Shue 

Sept 7-9 & 14-16                                                            Target Audience: Teen/Adult

An aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cuthbert, 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 Willum was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He wrote to Rick years ago to say that as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do ANYTHING for you". So Willum is anxiously expecting Rick's appearance on the night of his 34th birthday party. He has a change of heart when Rick arrives and it becomes apparent he is a hopeless "nerd" wth the manners of a bumbling oaf who has 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. The normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence --- a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist" at the end of the play.

Tickets purchased through Paypal will be held at the box office.

Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 8:00 PM. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM.



​Opening Production

Friday & Saturday evening performances begin at 8:00 PM & Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM

Tickets purchased through Paypal will be held at the box office.