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Meet the cast of THE NERD

Meet The Cast
(in order of appearance)
Zach Zembrowski (Willum Cubbert) – Zach is beyond excited to return to the Sunset stage. Favorite roles include Albert Soady Jr. in ESCANABA IN LOVE (Sunset), David Rodingham in WRITE ME A MURDER (Waukesha Civic Theatre), and The Pirate King in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Storyteller Theater of Milwaukee).

Deanna Strasse (Tansy McGinnis) – Deanna is so excited to be playing Tansy again (post-high school). Favorite roles include Jean (FUNNY MONEY) at Waukesha Civic, Carol/America/Velda/et al (THE AMISH PROJECT) with The Off-Book Players, Christina (MURDER ON THE NILE) at Sunset Playhouse, and Elvira (BLITHE SPIRIT) with the Hartford Players.



Phil Stepanski (Axel Hammond) – Phil is thrilled to be back at Sunset after his recent turn as the stuttering Billy Bibbit in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. Other Playhouse credits include Cole Porter in RED, HOT, AND COLE, Moonlight in LUMBERJACKS IN LOVE, and two bug In a rug Children’s Theater productions.
Terry Gavin (Warnock Waldgrave) – Terry’s credits include MACBETH (King Duncan), DOUBT (Father Flynn), ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES and PERESTROIKA (Roy Cohn), WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (Nick), and DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Biff). In addition, he has appeared in the film BILL WILSON and recently completed filming HOUSE ARREST.

Donna Daniels (Clelia Waidgrave) – Donna has been performing on the Sunset stage for over twenty years and is thrilled to join old and new friends onstage and backstage! Her Playhouse credits include Miss Casewell in THE MOUSETRAP, Chelsea in ON GOLDEN POND, Ouisa in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Lucille in DEARLY DEPARTED, and Trudy in SOCIAL SECURITY.

Jonathan LaMack (Thor Waldgrave) – Thirteen years old and a Waukesha resident, Jonathan is very involved with singing and acting. Credits include OLIVER, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.

Robin Christiansen (Rick Steadman) Performing for the first time at Sunset Playhouse, Robin is returning to the stage after a hiatus of several years. He majored in theater at Northwestern University, where his credits include Barry Champlain (TALK RADIO), Shamraev (THE SEAGULL), and the Philostrate (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM).

One of the funniest plays ever written, THE NERD was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, then produced in Great Britain before it went on to Broadway.

The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. The guest turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

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