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Just finished reading this with my high school Drama kids. He’s in every scene, and he gets the most laughs. Willum has promised Rick that he could come to him for help at any time. Since he was unconscious while lzrry rescued, he never actually saw what Rick looked like. When Willum has a surprise birthday party from Axel and Tansy, he tells Tansy and Axel that he owes his life to Rick Steadman, who was himself badly injured when he found Willum injured in Vietnam, and Rick pulled Willum to safety.

Anyway, after calling, Rick shows up and takes up residence with the accommodating Willum. Optional Xhue Cast Recordings.

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Cullen and I went to this play 5 or 6 years ago and we still laugh about it. In “The Foreigner,” Charlie was darling, and endeared himself to the audience easily. Luckily, it is funny.


There was less unfolding of story line and more trying to quench my thirst by larrh from the fire hose. It is, however, a handsomely mounted production, and there are some small pleasures in the strong comic turns by Barbara E. But Willum is a Vietnam vet the story is set in the early 80swhose life was saved by a man he never met, Rick Steadman. Rocky Mountain Repertory Hsue.

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Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party.

Axel has persuaded Kemp Hall to act as Rick Steadman and to behave unbearably, to force Willum to discover the “gumption” that he must find in himself.

Preview — The Nerd by Larry Shue. The other is the end of the second act where he quietly rages to Rick. A role that requires one to get in touch with their inner child as well as their inner nerd. Mark Liermann rated it liked it Jul 12, The intruder is actually an actor, Kemp Hall, who was persuaded by Axel to impersonate Rick Steadman in order to make Willum understand his real priorities. Resources Author Nerc Book Club! lafry


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What Willum and Tansy never learn is that “Rick Steadman” is not actually Rick Steadman, the brave man who risked his own life to save Willum. For other uses, see Nerd disambiguation. His awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles.

Axel is alone in the room and calls Kemp to say, “I think we did it, babe Near misses do not count. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members. Willum always promised that if Rick needed help of any kind, Willum would be there for him. The success of this action depends very much on the skill of the performance. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. Mar 04, Morgan rated it liked it.