ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Attleboro Community Theatre celebrates its post-pandemic reopening with its production of “The Nerd,” written by Larry Shue and co-directed by Shawn Perry and Jeanne Smith.
The show tells the story of Willum Cubbert, an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, who 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 34th 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 — whose continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another.
Performance dates are Fridays, Oct. 1, 8 and 15, at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16, at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 10 and 17, at 2 p.m.
ACT is located in the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge, 71 North Main St. Tickets are available online at acttickets.square.site . For more information, call 508-226-8100 or visit attleborocommunitytheatre.com .