The DAC Stage fall season is underway as it prepares for its production of The Nerd by Larry Shue. The comedy begins its 3-week run on weekends in November, and ready to bring the audience to its knees laughing, are both cast and crew that include local talent from Darien and surrounding areas.
The Nerd is based on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect and landlord, Willum Cubbert, who is visited by a man he's never met, but saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Darien resident Nova Hall is cast in the role of Tansy McGinnis, love interest of Willum. Hall reignited her acting flame, shortly after moving to town from New York City, when she met Autumn Howard, producer of The Nerd and fellow Darien mom. Youngest member of the cast is another resident of Darien, 12-year-old Jake Smith, who currently attends Middlesex Middle School. Jake is thoroughly enjoying his role as Thor Walgrave, a temperamental and irrepressible monster of a child, son of Willum's clients, Warnock and Clelia Waldgrave.