Gold Leaf Theatre Productions

The Nerd by Larry Shue

Join Gold Leaf Theatre for our hilarious production of the Nerd by Larry Shue.

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April 11 at 2pm
April 11 at 7:30pm
April 12 at 3pm
April 17 at 7:30pm
April 18 at 2pm
April 18 at 7:30pm
April 19 at 3pm

Located at the Riverside Women's Club: 4092 10th Street, Riverside.

Tickets are $12 presale and $14 at the door the night of the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at, through our box office at 951.398.1105, or at the door the night of the event.

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. And 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. Special permission from Dramatists Play Service.


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