The Nerd – by Larry Shue Comedy Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, 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 thirty-fourth 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. **Rights Pending**
1985:Red Menace On The Red Planet by Clayton Van Huss Murder Mystery Comedy 1969, The United States puts a man on the moon. The same year, the Soviet Union establishes a secret colony on Mars. Sixteen years later, while everyone else is singing “We Are the World” and watching Back to the Future, the Soviets lose contact with the martian colony and a team of special forces is sent to investigate. What menace awaits them in the cold of space? Cosmonaut’s just want to have fun!