LCP Presents: The Nerd by Larry Shue



The Nerd
By Larry Shue

June 24 & 25, 2018

Auditions will be held in The Annex, 523 South Street, London, Ontario (between Maitland and William). Parking available in front in designated zones only.

Set in Terre Haute, Indiana in late 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. However, Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throws the occasion into shambles. It turns out that Rick makes life unravel to those who meet him, and he overstays his welcome with a vengeance.

PRODUCER: Christopher F. Parker (
DIRECTOR: Rob Faust (

AUDITIONS: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 7-10 pm
Monday, June 25, 2018, 7-10 pm

REQUIREMENTS: Please be prepared to do cold reads (selected scenes from the script). The auditions will take place in a group format and no appointment is necessary.

PRODUCTION DATES: January 31 – February 10, 2019, Main Stage at the Palace Theatre.


WILLUM Cubbert (male, 30-50). A professional architect, likable and sincere, unexciting and set in his ways. Willum needs a little gumption.
TANSY McGinnis (female, 30-50). The woman about to choose between her boyfriend Willum and her career as a weather girl. Tansy is bubbly, wry, and definitely her own woman.
AXEL Hammond (male, 30-50). Dry, wise-cracking, irreverent, devil-may-care theater critic who has never done an anonymous favour for anyone.
WARNOCK Waldgrave (male, 50+). Powerful, stern, and successful businessman totally lacking in imagination. The last time Waldgrave smiled was 30 years ago, and then it was gas.
CLELIA Waldgrave (female, 40+). Patient but strained, harried but calm, the picture of a schoolteacher almost but not quite stressed to her breaking point.
THOR Waldgrave (male, 9-11). The son of Warnock and Clelia Waldgrave is a bratty who is a temperamental, loud, boisterous, irrepressible young monster.
RICK Steadman (male, 30-50). Tactless, selfish, insensitive, aggravating, pointlessly dull, and the worst houseguest ever. businessman, widowed, 60’s.

We are committed to providing opportunities for diverse voices and performers. Experienced artists and newcomers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.


Scripts for 2018/2019 Season are available to read in advance – and must be returned no later than the first audition date. Please contact the Palace Theatre Box Office at 519-432-1029 to make arrangements. A $20.00 REFUNDABLE deposit is required. This deposit is forfeit if script is not returned at the specified time.

If you are not an actor, but would like to work on a show, contact the Producer and let him know. There are usually more people working backstage and in the booth than there are on stage.

For more information on any of the plays and/or auditions for the 2018/2019 season, please contact

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