NICOLE HASEK | JEFFERSON HERALD Clelia Waldgrave (played by Heather Moody), Tori Waldgrave (played by Chloe Powers) and Warnock Waldgrave (played by Tim Pound).NICOLE HASEK | JEFFERSON HERALD LEFT: Willum Cubbert (played by Jeff Hughes) and Axel Hammond (played by Darren Jackson).NICOLE HASEK | JEFFERSON HERALD Tansy McGinnis (played by Sarah Stortz) and Clelia Waldgrave (played by Heather Moody).

Greene County to present the comedy “The Nerd” this weekend

Special to the Jefferson Herald

Comedy comes to the stage at the Greene County High School auditorium this weekend as the Community Players of Greene County present “The Nerd,” by Larry Shue.

The cast includes Jeff Hughes, Sarah Stortz, Darren Jackson, Tim Pound, Heather Moody, Chloe Powers, and Josh Tuel.

The play is co-directed by Stephanie Hall and Josh Tuel.

“The Nerd” features the humor of mistaken identity, pranks, and unreturned affection. It premiered in 1979 in Milwaukee, WI, and had its European premier in 1982. It ran on Broadway for 441 performances from March 1987 to April 1988. NBC commissioned a sitcom pilot adapted from the play in 1989; a series wasn’t optioned, but the pilot finally aired in 1996.

Interviews with the Community Players actors are posted to the Greene County Community Theatre Facebook page.

Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 5 and April 6, at 7 pm, and Sunday, April 7, at 2 pm, at Greene County High School. Tickets are available in advance at Jefferson banks or at the door.

“The Nerd” is performed under special arrangements with Broadway Licensing LLC, the Dramatist Play Service Collection.

The cost of production is underwritten by Landus – Jefferson, Jefferson Family Dentistry, Midland Power Cooperative, Tootsie’s Toddlers Childcare, CMS Transport LLC, GreeneCountyNewsOnline, Martens & Associates, CHiRP Coffee, Deal’s Orchard, State Farm Insurance – Lee Horbach, and Heartland Bank.

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