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MBT Rep Presents:

The Nerd

One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, sidesplitting comedy sees an ex-GI beset by a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

Now an aspiring young architect in 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 in Vietnam. Having written to his savior and offering to repay him in any way possible, Willum is overjoyed when Rick shows up unexpectedly on the night of his thirty fourth birthday. However, 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. As Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating drastic measures.

“…the audience almost never stops laughing, handkerchiefs wiping away tears of merriment…” – Variety

“…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…” – The Milwaukee Tribune


Photo credit: Damian Vines Photography

All Dates

  • Fri. Feb 12th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sat. Feb 13th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sun. Feb 14th, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Wed. Feb 17th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Thu. Feb 18th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Fri. Feb 19th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sat. Feb 20th, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Sat. Feb 20th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sun. Feb 21st, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Wed. Feb 24th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Thu. Feb 25th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Fri. Feb 26th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sat. Feb 27th, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Sat. Feb 27th, 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sun. Feb 28th, 2016 3:00 PM

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Special Services:

Wheelchair accessible seats are available through the Ticket Office. The Theatre is not equipped with elevators or escalators. Assisted listening devices or earplugs can be picked up at the complimentary coat check located inside the main doors. Ask an usher to obtain a booster cushion for small children. All services are subject to availability.


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