The Nerd: $5 Preview Night @Theatre Arlington

Where else can you see live theater for five bucks? Join us for the dress rehearsal tonight! Be sure to check in with the event host before the play or at intermission!

Thursday evening prior to the Opening Friday of some shows, patrons may watch the dress rehearsal of the show for $5 on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are only sold at the door, and they do sometimes sell out, so arrive early or send a friend.

Box office opens at 6:30. Seating usually about 7, play starts at 7:30. They don't let folks in after the play starts. We won't all be seated together, so come early to meet folks and make new friends to sit with.

Now an aspiring young architect, 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 34th 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. 

Find us in the lobby before the play and during intermission.

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  • Dawn

    The secret is OUT about this awesome deal. WOW this place was PACKED and sold out by 7 pm. I know at least four members left before that and four more couldn't get tickets. Bummed about that. Heard it was a good play - didn't get to see it myself. Not sure if we'll continue to host this in the future due to it's popularity (selling out).

    2 · August 8

    • Shaleisa

      We got there late since I was coming from work & so didn't get to see either.

      August 8

    • Zanie

      Why didn't you stay, Dawn?? If it was because it was sold out & you gave your spot to someone else, you are truly amazing!

      August 8

  • Margo

    Got there early , good decision. Enjoyed the play.

    August 8

  • Mark S.

    Great play... Very funny. Cant wait to see the next one.

    August 8

  • Mark S.

    Great play... Very funny. Cant wait to see the next one.

    2 · August 8

  • Mark S.

    Laughed so hard my cheeks hurt! Part of that may have been who I was sitting with.

    2 · August 8

  • Melissa

    Play was funny!! Great time!! Good to see everyone!

    1 · August 8

  • Kim

    Play was great, our seats were great, and it was good to see everyone!

    2 · August 8

  • Tracy H

    Stuck at work...Unusual...I know!

    1 · August 7

    • Davette

      Just as well, many of us were closed out because the show sold out early

      August 8

  • Jennifer S

    Dawn, You picked another good one! Lots of laughs tonight.

    August 7

  • Dawn

    LONG line already for tickets!!

    August 7

    • Dawn

      Sold out!

      August 7

  • Kim C.

    Have not got my schedule just yet , hoping to have this day off !

    July 15

  • Kim S

    So excited to see this play! My brother was 'The Nerd' years ago & I wasn't able to see him perform.

    July 9

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