The Nerd

November 12 — December 15, 2019
Quadracci Powerhouse

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours with one intermission
Recommended Age: 14 and up

Sponsored by

Executive Producers
Julia & Bladen Burns • Caran & Joel Quadracci  


A Milwaukee Rep Classic Returns

From the much-loved playwright of The Foreigner comes a new production of one of the funniest plays ever written.

When Willum has an unexpected party guest, who turns into an unwanted houseguest, he executes an elaborate plan to rid himself of the wacky nuisance. Aided by a rag-tag team that includes friends, a would-be lover and an oblivious boss, creative acts of desperation quickly dissolve into utter mayhem. The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked!

“…the audience almost never stops laughing—handkerchiefs wiping away tears.” — Variety

Artists
Headshot photo of
Lillian Castillo*
Clelia Waldgrave
Headshot photo of
Charlie Cornell
Thor
Headshot photo of
Michael Doherty*
Rick Steadman
Headshot photo of
Jeremy Peter Johnson*
Axel Hammond
Headshot photo of
Damon McCoy
Thor
Headshot photo of
Alex Keiper*
Tansy McGinnis
Headshot photo of
Chris Mixon*
Warnock Waldgrave
Headshot photo of
Andy Nagraj*
Willum Cubbert
Headshot photo of
JC Clementz
Director

Arnel V. Sancianco
Scenic Designer
Misti Bradford
Costume Designer
Lee Fiskness
Lighting Designer
Pornchanok (Nok) Kanchanabanca
Sound Designer
Frank Honts
Casting Director

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Events
Rep-in-Depth
Pre Show

A pre-show conversation with an Artistic Team member. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance. Sponsored by:

Rep-in-Depth
Audio-Described Performance
Tuesday, November, 19, 6:30pm

Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

Audio-Described Performance
TalkBack
Wednesday, November, 20, 1:30pm

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
Lunch Matinee for The Nerd
Wednesday, December, 4, 11:45am

Before you attend the show join us from 11:45am to 1:15pm for lunch at the newly-opened Saint Kate Hotel in The Arc. Lunch includes a presentation by a member of the artistic team for the show. Cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch and the presentation – it does not include theater tickets. RSVP by Monday, November 25, to Jaime Lacy at 414-290-7076 or jlacy@milwaukeerep.com

Lunch Matinee for The Nerd
TalkBack
Wednesday, December 4, 1:30pm

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
ASL Interpreted Performance
Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm

This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

ASL Interpreted Performance
Captioned Theater Performance
Sunday, December 8, 2pm

This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

Captioned Theater Performance
Reviews
"Doherty can now say he’s joined the select club of actors who triumphed in this role, beginning with The Rep’s James Pickering and including Mark Hamill." 
"The entire play, though often absurd, somehow also remains grounded, setting this farce apart from others…hysterically funny" 
"As funny and fresh as ever…miles of smiles." 
"'The Nerd' is getting a revival…[that] is the fastest, riskiest and most polished version in my experience." 
"The Rep dusts off a 40 year old World Premiere, and it still works! Get ready to laugh at 'The Nerd'." 
Photos
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Nerd in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 12 – December 15, 2019. Left to right: Alex Keiper, Jeremy Peter Johnson, Lillian Castillo, Michael Doherty, Andy Nagraj and Chris Mixon. Photo by Michael Brosilow. 
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Nerd in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 12 – December 15, 2019. Left to right: Michael Doherty and Andy Nagraj. Photo by Michael Brosilow
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Nerd in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 12 – December 15, 2019. Scenic Design Arnel V. Sancianco; Lighting Design Lee Fiskness. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Nerd in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 12 – December 15, 2019. Left to right: Michael Doherty, Jeremy Peter Johnson, Alex Keiper and Andy Nagraj. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Nerd in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 12 – December 15, 2019. Left to right: Alex Keiper and Lillian Castillo. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Nerd in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 12 – December 15, 2019. Pictured: Michael Doherty. Photo by Michael Brosilow.