You know that guy, the one you befriended because he lived on your street, or sat next to you in class. You soon realize that he's socially inept, awkward or kinda creepy, but you don't know how to get rid of him without being a jerk. Now imagine that person has moved in with you, and you have the beginnings of Larry Shue's wacky comedy The Nerd. The ultimate nice guy, Willum eagerly welcomes Rick into his home after a sporadic history of correspondence. How can he refuse? After all, Rick saved his life in the Vietnam War. But the heroic rescuer also turns out to be weird, inept and obnoxious. Willum feels too indebted to Rick to kick him out, so one uproarious incident after another ensues, until the normally placid Willum is driven into a desperate mental state that leads triumphantly to a surprising ending. Watch the drama hilariously unfold at Palos Verdes Performing Arts - Norris Theatre.