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The Nerd

April 24 — May 20, 2018

April 24 — May 20, 2018

Playwright
Larry Shue

Larry Shue

Playwright

Larry Shue was the author of THE NERD, which ran successfully on Broadway with a National Tour and many productions overseas. His play WENCESLAS SQUARE was performed Off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival. WENCESLAS SQUARE is part of "Best Play of 1987-1988," published by Dodd, Mead and Company. He also wrote THE FOREIGNER, which, following a record-breaking run of seven hundred performances at New York’s Astor Place Theatre, was produced successfully internationally. New Orleans born, Kansas-raised, Larry Shue was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan U. and the Harlequin Dinner Theatre in Washington. He joined Milwaukee Rep in 1977, appearing in a wide variety of productions. He created roles in works by Amlin Gray, Andrew Johns, Tom Cole, himself, and David Mamet, who dedicated the published version of his LAKEBOAT to Mr. Shue and to the play’s first director, John Dillon. Mr. Shue was also the author of GRANDMA DUCK IS DEAD and, as an actor, he assumed the title role in THE FOREIGNER after Anthony Heald and originated the role of the Rev. Dr. Crisparkle in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Delacorte Theatre. All of Larry’s plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service and Shuebiz, a compilation of Larry’s work, inaugurated the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s Cabaret. He was killed in a plane accident in 1985.

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Director
Kevin Cahoon

Kevin Cahoon

Director

As an actor, Kevin Cahoon has originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Wedding Singer, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,The Lion King, the revival of The Rocky Horror Show, after making his Broadway debut in The Who’s Tommy. His Off Broadway credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( also Boston, San Fransisco,The Edinburgh Festival )How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage Theatre), The Shaggs: Philosophy of The World (Playwrights Horizons), The Foreigner (Roundabout Theatre Company, Lucille Lortel Award nomination), The Wild Party (Manhattan Theatre Club), and Hair and Babes in Arms (City Center Encores!). Mr. Cahoon’s regional credits include The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe ( Craig Noel Award nomination for Love’s Labor’s Lost), The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bard SummerScape, The Ahmanson Theatre, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, and he recently created the role of Jr. Jr. in Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical at the Dallas Theatre Center and the role of The Sherriff Of Nottingham in the World Premiere of Ken Ludwig’s ‘Robin Hood’. He has appeared on television in “Nurse Jackie,” “Modern Family,” “NCIS,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The Good Wife,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Six Degrees,” “Black Box,” “The Mentalist,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Canterbury’s Law,” “Law & Order,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” among others. His film credits include I Am MichaelMars Needs MomsThe Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The Thing About My Folks, Sudden Manhattan, and the documentaries SqueezeBox! and <wbr/>Whether You Like It or Not: The True Story of Hedwig. With the band Ghetto Cowboy, he won the OUTmusic Award for their album Doll. As a director, Mr. Cahoon has directed numerous productions for the Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre ( Jete Society Award Honoree) , developmental productions at NYC’s Ars Nova Theatre, productions for the comedy duo Tastiskank ( Aspen Comedy Festival Breakout Award Winner), and recently, the New York Theatre Workshop Spring Gala starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rachel Dratch, and Patti LuPone.

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Willum’s birthday party gets a jolt of hilarious excitement when Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-soldier who saved Willum's life, stops by for a visit. When he realizes that Rick is socially inept and will overstay his welcome with a vengeance, Willum must put together an outrageous plan to rid himself of this wacky GI who came to dinner. A rollicking farce from the author of the award-winning comedy The Foreigner.

The audience almost never stops laughing—handkerchiefs wiping away tears of merriment…

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