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The Nerd by Larry Shue
Woodinville Repertory Theatre


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  • The Nerd by Larry Shue
  • Woodinville Repertory Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Woodinville, WA
  • Project Begins: Feb 27, 2017
  • Project Ends: Apr 30, 2017
  • Project Website

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  • Contact Person: Hjalmer Anderson
  • Primary Phone: 206-714-4783
  • Secondary Phone: 425-892-8982
  • Email
  • Mailing Address:

    16504 190th Ave NE
    Woodinville, WA 98072

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    for an appointment
    Hjalmer Anderson

    Submission instructions:
    email what character you are interested in and bring your headshots to the audition

Stage Larry Shue's The Nerd for the month of April, 2017 for three weekend performances.

Plot: Set in Terre Haute, Indiana in late 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. However, Rick's awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles. It turns out that Rick is a stupid nerd who overstays his welcome with a vengeance.


Other details:
Rehearsals will begin Feb 27 and run in the evenings until April 13 adjusting to any conflicts
Performances will be April 13, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30.

Performances will be in Woodinville at Denali Slab and Tile Venue.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Axel Hammond 20-30: Willum's best friend. He's a pretentious, often-inebriated drama critic, always ready with a sarcastic comment. Originally played by Peter Riegert on Broadway.
Warnock Waldgrave 40-60: A boisterous, slightly dim businessman, owner of eight hotels, with no creativity and no tact. He never smiles. Originally played by Wayne Tippit on Broadway.
Clelia Waldgrave 40-60: Mr. Waldgrave's high-strung, put-upon wife. She holds back all of her emotions, and only releases her stress when she can break "something small." Originally played by Pamela Blair on Broadway.

Thor Waldgrave 12-14: The Waldgraves' terror of a son. "Poster child for planned parenthood," as Axel calls him. Spends most of the play hiding in a closet or bedroom. Originally played by Timothy Geissler on Broadway

Audition/Interview Dates:
Auditions are: January 28, or 29 2017; email for appointment

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
January 30, 2017

Audition Requirements:
comic monologue and cold reading from scripts

Monetary compensation:
Small Stipend

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