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Russell Community Theater to Present The Nerd June 26-30

The Nerd CastRussell Community Theater will present The Nerd as its annual dinner theater showing June 26 through 30.

The entertaining comedy is written by Larry Shue and directed by RCT volunteer Mitch Eaton. The cast of seven includes Justin Ashlaw and Marc Hertel, both returning to the RCT stage for a second time. This production will be the RCT debut for Matthew Campbell, Mason Eaton, Rebecca Jo Kisner, Jessica Schoech and Clinton Schuckman.

Willum has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow GI whom he never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment but his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and even less tact. As Rick stays on and on, his continued presence leads to one uproarious incident after another.

Performances run Tuesday through Saturday, June 26 through 30 at the Russell Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6 PM, dinner is served from 6:30 to 7:30 PM and show time is 8 PM. Reservations open June 12 and are required for all seats. For reservations, visit Encore Antiques and Collectables at 590 South Fossil in Russell or call 785-483-4057.

The Nerd is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. of New York.

Russell Community Theater is a non-profit theater company in Russell. The sole purpose of RCT is to produce theater for the community and the surrounding area. Completely volunteer-driven, RCT is supported financially solely through ticket admissions and gifts from those supportive of community theater. Since its inception in 1986, RCT has presented 92 full-scale theatrical productions.

(Information and photo courtesy RCT. Front Row: Rebecca Jo Kisner, Matthew Campbell and Jessica Schoech. Back Row: Justin Ashlaw, Mason Eaton, Marc Hertel and Clinton Schuckman.)

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