The Nerd

By |2016-12-01T09:00:00-05:00December 1st, 2016|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Williamston Theatre is collaborating with the MSU Department of Theatre on their production, The Nerd by Larry Shue. Performances run through Sunday, Dec. 18.

Aspiring young architect Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life in Vietnam. He has written to Rick saying 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 at his birthday party. But his delight soon fades as Rick, a hopeless nerd, sticks around and causes one uproarious incident after another, building to a surprise ending.

The cast of The Nerd consists of Blake Bowen, Desten Knox, Alex Leydenfrost (The Gravedigger, Panache), Anne Miranda (Leaving Iowa), MSU Alumni Eric Eilersen (End Days, The Dead Guy) and MSU Graduate Students Kristy Allen and Greg Hunter. The Director is Williamston Theatre’s Executive Director and MSU Alumni John Lepard (The Gravedigger, The Lion in Winter). The production team includes Set Design by Bartley Bauer (Chapatti, The Decade Dance), Lighting Design by MSU Graduate Student Christopher Stowell, Costume Design by Holly Iler (Summer Retreat, Rounding Third), Sound Design by Quintessa Gallinat (Chapatti, The Art of Murder) and Props Design by Michelle Raymond (Pulp, Summer Retreat). The Stage Manager is Stefanie Din (Pulp, Chapatti).

Ticket prices have been raised by $2 for performances in the 2016-2017 season. Starting opening night, adult tickets prices are $30.00 for Friday and Saturday evenings, $27 for Saturday and Sunday matinees and $25 for Thursday evenings. Senior citizens (65 and older) and members of the military receive a $2 discount on all tickets. Student tickets (with a valid student ID) remain $10 for all performances. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance through the box office). Tickets can be purchased Tuesday-Friday from 12-6 p.m. by calling 517-655-SHOW (7469) or by visiting the box office and ordered online up until 24 hours prior to the performance by visiting Please be aware that payment is required at the time the reservation is made.

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