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"The Nerd" to be Performed

Release Date: 3/13/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
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410-386-8153


"The Nerd" to be Performed at Carroll Community College

 "The Nerd" will be performed on April 20 at 7:30 p.m., April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Theater in the Scott Center at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

"The Nerd" is about Willum Cubbert, an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Ind. He has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met. Steadman saved his life after he was seriously wounded in the war.

Cubbert has written to Steadman to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on earth who will do anything for you." Cubbert is delighted when Steadman shows up unexpectedly on the night of his 34th birthday party. His delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Steadman is a hopeless "nerd," a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence, and less tact.

Steadman stays on and his continued presence leads to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Cubbert finds himself contemplating violence. This dire development is happily staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play.

"Expect to laugh your head off," says Bill Gillett, Theater Professor at Carroll. "The Nerd is the kind of comedy that leaves you gasping for breath! Come and see the great work being accomplished here at Carroll Community College. We are right in your own backyard."

Admission is free for students with I.D. Tickets are $5 for non-students and will be available at the door.

For more information call 410-386-8564.

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