University Players production of “The Nerd” Isaiah Kolundzic, Andrew Iles and Hailey Joy in the University Players production of “The Nerd,” opening tonight in Essex Hall Theatre.

Season finale offers laughs for theatre fans

The curtain will rise tonight—Friday, April 10—on the laugh-out-loud comedy, The Nerd, to cap the University Players’ 2014-15 season.

The play is set in the small town of Terre Haute, Indiana, where aspiring architect Willum Cubbert is nestled snugly into his normal life. That is, until he receives a visit from a man he has never met, but who once saved his life in Vietnam.

With hilarious twists at every turn, this side-splitting comedy is truly the stuff of slapstick gold. This Sunday, April 12, a “Talk Back” discussion with the director and actors will follow the performance.

Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.