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'The Nerd' Takes The Stage At Darien Arts Center

DAC Stage is producing The Nerd, a comedy by Larry Shue for a 3-week run in November at the DAC Weatherstone Studio.
DAC Stage is producing The Nerd, a comedy by Larry Shue for a 3-week run in November at the DAC Weatherstone Studio. Photo Credit: Submitted

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Arts Center Stage production of "The Nerd" opens Friday, Nov. 6 at the center, 2 Renshaw Road in Darien.

The play is a two-act comedy written by American playwright Larry Shue. It is based on the hilarious dilemma of Willum Cubbert, an unassuming young architect visited by a man he’s never met, but who saved his life while unconscious in Vietnam.

The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

Tansy McGinnis, played by Darien resident Nova Hall, has an attraction to Willum, but is determined to move to Washington D.C. to to pursue a career as a TV meteorologist. David Ryan plays Axel Hammond, a smart aleck drama critic and mutual friend to both Willum and Tansy.

All are present when Rick Steadman, the “nerd” arrives as the unexpected houseguest at a dinner party for Willum’s client, Warnock Waldgrave. Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into a shambles.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at darienarts.org or 30 minutes prior to performances at the door. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall. For more information, call (203) 655-8683.

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