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‘The Nerd’
The Bradley Playhouse will present “The Nerd” starting June 8. Lindsay Taylor as Tansy and Dave Ring as The Nerd. Photo by Chris Atwood.

PUTNAM — The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut at the Bradley Playhouse will present “The Nerd”  which opens June 8 and runs for three weekends. This wonderfully crafted comedy will keep the audience laughing throughout the performance.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 and at 2 p.m. June 10, 17 and 24. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. Reservations may be made with a major credit card online at or by calling 860-928-7887. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office, either before the performance or at the door if available. Purchasing your tickets ahead of time is recommended.
The TNECT performance of “The Nerd”  is co-directed by Diane Pollard and Jen Briere. Architect Willum Cubbert is played by Sean O’Godditt. His friends Tansy McGinnis and Axel Hammond are portrayed by Lindsay Taylor and Kaven Matyczynski. William Corriveau appears as client Warnock Waldgrave, with Sheila Harrington-Hughes as his wife, Clelia, and Remy Jacquet as son Thor. The title role of nerd Rick Steadman is played by Dave Ring.
The Nerd was written by Larry Shue, who is also known for the side-splitting comedies The Foreigner and My Emperor’s New Clothes.
Willum Cubbert is an architect who has often told his friends about the debt he owes Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. In a letter Willum told Rick he would do anything for him, so he is delighted when Rick unexpectedly shows up at his apartment. It soon becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd,” a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. Willum is finally at wits end after a string of hilarious disasters and is contemplating violence, which is staved off by the surprising “twist” end of the play.

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