The Nerd

The Department of Drama and Dance presents The Nerd by Larry Shue, directed by Christopher Dippel. This side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain,  and subsequently to Broadway. 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 clueless "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.


Dates/Times: October 6 through 15

                   Friday, October 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.

                   Saturday, October 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.

                   Thursday, October 12 at 8 p.m.

                   Sunday, October 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.

Location:  Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus

Tickets: $10; $8 senior citizen (over 65); two free tickets with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard.


Tickets go on sale August 28, 2017

Tickets are available through the Hofstra Box Office by calling 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and at Unless a performance is sold out, tickets are also available for purchase at the door (by cash or check only) starting 90 minutes before showtime.

The Nerd Symposium

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Location:  The Spiegel Theater, South Campus




Thursday, October 12, 2017


$8 - $10



Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater
New Academic Building
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Phone: 516-463-6644
Website: Click to Visit

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