Theatre's The Nerd Opens Friday, March 6

Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its second theatrical production of the 2019-20 season, “The Nerd”, a two-act comedy by playwright Larry Shue.

The cast of “The Nerd” will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in The Mary J. Timken Theatre, which is located in the expanded and renovated Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Ave. NW.

Directed by Kent State Stark Theatre Director Jim Weaver, “The Nerd” is set in Terre Haute, Indiana, in late 1979. The play centers around the hilarious dilemma of a young architect, Willum Cubbert, who is visited by Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when the ex-GI shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his 34th birthday party. However, Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion, and Willum’s life, into shambles.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m. March 8. The show also will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. March 15.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online at, by phone at 330-244-3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts lobby. Will call opens one hour prior to performances. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with student IDs.

POSTED: Friday, March 6, 2020 02:38 PM
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 06:42 AM
Melissa Griffy Seeton