Things are happening at Wooster Theatre!
Wooster School is excited to announce new Head of Theatre Department, Claire Simard and new Acting Teacher and Director of Fall and Winter Shows, Don Bovingloh. They join returning Theatre faculty Andrea Barrett and Kim Gerardi. Learn more about our theatre faculty.
Auditions for Upper School Fall Drama - Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4 (after school until 5:30 pm); Callbacks will be on Monday, September 8
Possible Plays for the Fall Show
- Fools - 10 actors (7 men - 3 women)
- The Nerd - 7 actors (5 men - 2 women)
THE NERD - by Larry Shue
Broadway – 1988 - Winner of best play of the year, London.
Aspiring young architect, 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 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. As 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.
FOOLS - A comic fable - by Neil Simon
Broadway, 1981 – Directed by Mike Nichols