BWW Reviews: Lovable Characters in THE NERD

September 1
9:05 AM 2014
BWW Reviews: Lovable Characters in THE NERD
Pictured: Top, Curtis Ransom. Second row: Jordan Petersen, Shelia McCoy, Shane Turner, Scott Beets. Bottom Row: Victoria Horn, Doug Bergner, Kayla Munkres.
Photo used from Stage Coach Theatre's Facebook page.

I had the pleasure of reviewing THE NERD produced by Stage Coach Theatre (SCT), directed by Curtis Ransom. It is a zany, madcap show.

THE NERD, as presented by SCT, was reminiscent of the Jerry Lewis movies I grew up on. Rick Steadman (Jordan Peterson), a pathetic yet lovable nerd who is well-meaning and socially inept, who saved Willum Cubbert's (Shane Turner) life. Willam was shot in battle and Rick came by as Willum was passing out from loss of blood. Willum feels he owes THE NERD his life...or is his life too much to give?

The actors did a good job of portraying the different characters. The businessman who jokes a bit but still needs to loosen up, the best friend, the ambitious weather girl, and of course, THE NERD.

Stage Coach Theatre has a great show going for their season opener. If you want to see a cast who work well together and are having fun on the stage, you need to go to see THE NERD.

Visit their website for tickets: Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W Emerald, Boise, ID. Show dates: the show continues through September 6th, 2014, on Saturdays, Sunday, Thursday, and Friday. Check their website for times.

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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.


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