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June 22-25: 'The Nerd' is Next Summer Theatre Production

Hilarious comedy by Larry Shue is sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato's TRIO programs.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 6-15-2016

In the photo, Rick (Andrew Anderson) performs a rousing rendition of the national anthem on the tambourine while Tansy (Sophie Jones) and Willum (Steven Labine) look on.

MANKATO – Minnesota State University, Mankato Theatre & Dance continues its special 50th “Golden Anniversary” season of Highland Summer Theatre with the hilarious comedy “The Nerd.”

“The Nerd,” by Larry Shue, runs 7:30 p.m. June 22-25 in the Andreas Theatre, and tickets are $16 regular; and $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more. The production is sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato TRIO Programs.

About the play: The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

The final installment of Highland will be “Footloose,” 7:30 p.m. July 7-9 and 13-16 in the Ted Paul Theatre.

To celebrate the special season, alumni are involved in all four productions to honor the past. There also are five large lobby exhibits that each focus on one decade of Highland Summer Theatre, beginning in 1967 when it all began with “Barefoot in the Park.”

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or for more information.

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