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Quiz offers chance to win admission to University Players’ season finale

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see the uproarious comedy The Nerd, continuing through Sunday in the Essex Hall Theatre.

Performances Wednesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m.; matinees Saturday and Sunday are at 2 p.m. Order tickets online at or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following three trivia questions. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.

  1. A run of more than 400 Broadway performances of the Nerd starred which Star Wars actor?
    a) Hayden Christensen
    b) Harrison Ford
    c) Alec Guinness
    d) Mark Hamill
  2. Among the actors who have taken on the play’s title role is which British thespian?
    a) Rowan Atkinson
    b) John Cleese
    c) Ricky Gervais
    d) Simon Pegg
  3. Which author is credited with the first published use of the word “nerd”?
    a) Philip K. Dick
    b) Jack Kerouac
    c) Dr. Seuss
    d) Larry Shue

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please.