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Acting like A Weird Person

| Theatre Review

Last Friday night I went to see the play The Nerd at the Melon Patch Theater. The play is set in Terre Haute, Indiana in late 1981. The Nerd is the story of Willum Cubbert, who is a young architect. He tells his friends Tansy and Axel about Rick who had saved his life in Vietnam. Willum and Rick have been writing letters back and forth to each other over the years. He promised Rick that he could come to him for help anytime he needed it. Willum is a hard working person who creates and comes up with ideas on how he wants the building to look on the outside and on the inside. He is a very stubborn person with a great personality. Tansy is Willum’s on again off again girlfriend. She is perky, nice, caring and loving. Also, she is very interesting because she says stuff that you wouldn’t expect her to say to someone. Axel is an alcoholic who likes to drink all the time. He is often a drama critic and he always makes a sarcastic comment. Rick is a nerd who works as an inspector at a chalk factory in Wisconsin. He is a weird and crazy person. 
The Nerdis still playing at the Melon Patch Theater in January on the 25th, 26th, and 27th, and in February from the 1st-3rd. The play is hilarious and entertaining. I recommend you go and see it.
~Carly Eisenstein


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