Side-splitting comedy takes the stage at Lakeshore Players

We've all been there. You know that one friend of yours? The one who's a bit too loud in a crowd? The one who always finds a way to say the wrong thing at the wrong time? The one who comes for dinner and ends up staying for a week? Don't you wish that you could sometimes laugh out loud at the crazy antics of that guy? Well, now's your chance! 

Lakeshore Players' new comedy, "The Nerd," written by Larry Shue takes place in the not too distant past when young Willum Cubbert has it all: a promising career as an architect, devoted friends, even, maybe, a serious girlfriend. But then his "friend" Rick Steadman, the ultimate social misfit, comes to visit, outstays his welcome and turns "It takes some sharp and talented actors to make the most of the wisecracking dialog and slapstick antics in this show," says director Kevin T. Houle. "And while I often say that 90 percent of directing is good casting, I think this particular group of actors proves my point."

The show runs March 2 through 25 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Pay-what-you-can general admission rush tickets are available one hour prior to show time for the Sunday, March 4 performance. There will be an audience discussion immediately following the performance. Performances are at Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4820 Stewart Ave. in White Bear Lake. Tickets are $18-$20 and may be reserved in advance by calling 651-429-5674. Remaining tickets are sold at the door starting two hours prior to show time. Visit www.lakeshoreplayers.com for more information or to buy tickets online.