Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal.
- Tickets to The Nerd
- When: any performance from July 27 through August 3
- Where: Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
- Seating: best available at time of reservation
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Click here to see the show schedule.
- $34 for two tickets (up to a $70 value)
- $65 for four tickets (up to a $140 value)
Student and senior discounted tickets are available, but this Groupon still offers the best deal available for adult customers. Children ages 4–12 regularly get in for $15.
Rick Steadman is a indisputably a hero. While serving in Vietnam, he dragged Willum Cubbert's body to safety and then disappeared, like a guardian angel's dad who went out to the harp store one day and never came back.
As it turns out, he's also completely intolerable. This becomes clear only when, after a few years of mutual correspondence, Rick suddenly pops up in the flesh. He arrives in the middle of Willum's 34th birthday party and then simply refuses to leave, even after revealing himself as the nerd of the title: a tactless, bumbling dope who begins to destroy Willum's career as a rising architect just as surely as he'd saved his life before. Meanwhile, Willum's friend Axel and not-entirely-secret crush Tansy look on as the mystery builds: what is this man really doing in Willum's life? Playwright Larry Shue resolves the play's undercurrents of dark comedy only in the final act, with a twist that forces the audience to reconsider everything they've just seen.
Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
From June to November each year, a cast of actors, directors, and designers descends upon Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre to produce eight celebrated shows, many along the lines of To Kill A Mockingbird and The Music Man. The cozy, unassuming theater has been welcoming performers for more than 50 years, staging renowned productions and Broadway plays to the delight of theater fans and comforters that aspire to be stage curtains.