January 19, 2022

Attleboro Community Theatre (ACT) Presents "The Nerd"


Attleboro Community Theatre (ACT) celebrates its post-pandemic reopening with its production of THE NERD, written by Larry Shue and co-directed by Shawn Perry and Jeanne Smith. Willum Cubbert, an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, 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—whose continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another.

Performance Dates & Times

Friday, October 1, 2021 8PM Saturday, October 2, 2021 8PM
Friday, October 8, 2021 8PM Saturday, October 9, 2021 8PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021 2PM Friday, October 15, 2021 8PM
Saturday, October 16, 2021 8PM Sunday, October 17, 2021 2PM

CAST & CREW Thomas Quilltzsch (Willum Cubbert), Kelly Barry (Tansy McGinnis), Mike Capalbo (Axel Hammond), Paul Oliver (Warnock Waldgrave), Linda Hernandez (Clelia Waldgrave), Johnny Bender (Rick Steadman), Jonah Quilltzsch (Thor Waldgrave); Shawn Perry (Co-Director), Jeanne Smith (Co-Director), Lori Perry (Stage Manager), Jessa Leavitt (Stagehand), Shawn Perry (Sound Design), Emily Lamarre (Lighting Design), Shawn Perry (Set Design)

ACT is located in the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge at 71 North Main Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703. Tickets are available online at https://acttickets.square.site/.  For information, call (508) 226-8100 or visit our Facebook Page @ Attleboro Community Theatre or our web page @ http://attleborocommunitytheatre.com/.  

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the show starts. Following current Massachusetts COVID protocol guidelines, masks are not required only if you are fully vaccinated.

Press inquiries: Chris Verleger, Publicity & Advertising Manager / cwverleger1971@yahoo.com  

About ACT - Now in its 64th season, Attleboro Community Theatre (ACT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to the city of Attleboro as well as other towns and cities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 1957. ACT has a handicapped-accessible home at the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge in the heart of Attleboro on 71 North Main Street. We thank Attleboro, as well as our patrons from all of the surrounding communities, for their support over the years and invite you to come join us and be a part of Attleboro Community Theatre. All ages are welcome in our theatre family.


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