The Nerd epub

by Larry Shue


The Nerd epub

ISBN: 0822208113

ISBN13: 978-0822208112

Author: Larry Shue

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Dramas & Plays

Language: English

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (January 1998)

Pages: 72 pages

ePUB book: 1729 kb

FB2 book: 1880 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 212

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Larry Howard Shue (July 23, 1946 – September 23, 1985) was an American playwright and actor, best known for writing two often-performed farces, The Nerd and The Foreigner. Shue was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in Kansas and Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He graduated cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He served in the United States Army at Fort Lee, Virginia from 1968-1972.

Title: The NerdAuthor: Shue, LarryPublisher: Dramatist's Play ServicePublication Date: 1979/01/01Number of Pages

For a cast of 5 men and 2 women. 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.

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Larry Howard Shue was an American playwright and actor, best known for writing two often-performed farces, The Nerd and The Foreigner. July 23, 1946 (age 39). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He worked in repertory theater and on the New York stage, and appeared in television"s One Life to Live.

Larry Shue's 1981 play The Nerd is about a gumption-less architect trying to extract a painful person from his life. Did we mention it's a comedy? We cover the play's plot (including its final reveal), the allure of answering machines, anonymous favors, and the Nintendo Switch. This week's show is brought to you in part by Blue Apron.

For a cast of 5 men and 2 women. 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.
Very engaging play. Very funny and a surprise ending. I am responsible for choosing a play that has an appropriate number of characters, is entertaining and funny that we read as a family at Christmas. This will be our 2017 play. Enough quirky characters and witty banter to keep it crisp and humorous. Really enjoyed it and will be a great hit with my family this winter.
I have been a fan of Larry Shue's work since I was in a performance of "The Foreigner". In anticipation of seeing a live performance, I read "The Nerd". My greatest objection is that the title is somewhat misleading. This flaw aside, this may be the funniest play that I have ever read.

Willum Cubbert is one of the most promising architects in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is also a Vietnam veteran that owes his life to a man named Rick Steadman. In the vein of houseguest that wear out their welcome, Steadman may be the most obnoxious. With his over the top tactlessness and inability to take social cues, it takes less than a week for even the man whose life he saved in Vietnam to want Rick gone.

Shue is masterful in his wit and skill for placing jokes in social contexts. The surprise twist at the end makes for an extra delight in reading this play. With his talent, it is remarkable that Shue is not better known.
Planning to use this for our fall play at the local community theatre. Larry Shue is a gem of a playwright. So sad he's no longer with us.
He has a way of taking a preposterous situation and pulling you into it with quirky characters and snappy lines. It's going to be a fun piece for actors and a challenge for the director, but if done well, will delight our audiences.
I love this play. As a matter of course, it deals with a poor Vietnam veteran who cannot seem to shake the Nerd who saved his life. Willum is a poor guy who cannot stand up to his erstwhile nerdy friend. His girlfriend Tansy and his friend Axel try to save him, and their final attempt to save themselves results in a complete disaster when Mr. Waldgrave comes to visit. I think this play could be updated into a modern version surrounding Iraq or Afghanistan. I think it would still stand the test of time.
I love this play so much! I had the honor of playing Tansy McGinnis in this play a few months ago, and it was one of the best experiences of my life!

This script is exactly what I was expecting - I'm keeping it forever! :)
Excellent! Came early, in great condition, and is an amazing play!
I am doing this play and it is very funny and absurd. Laughed so loud till my stomach hurts. Larry Shue is a master of comedy.
Everything I need in a script.