The Arts Center of Cannon County presents The Nerd

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Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you"--so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. 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. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence--a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play. Don't miss this side-splitting comedy that will leave audiences rolling with laughter! The Nerd runs March 29 through April 13.

Directed by Cyndie Verbeten, this production features Benjamin Wiehern as Wilum Cubbert and Ted Verbeten as Rick Steadman. The cast includes John Ortiz, Eric Massengill, Valerie Conover, Danielle Storvik and Joaquin Highers. Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10AM-4PM or online at artscenterofcc.com and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.



The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787. Check out our web site at www.artscenterofcc.com.

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