Nerd Herd by Christian Kiley - Theatrefolk

Nerd Herd

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Nerd Herd

by Christian Kiley

A funny and endearing look at love, dreams, slushes, and the unexpected twists and turns that life takes when you’re saving the universe.

 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 8
3M | 4W | 1 Any Gender, Extras as needed


Simple set


 39 pages

Comedy

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Herman, Louis, and Francene are fanatical fans of Gallactica! – the hottest show on television. They watch every episode, quote lines from the show, and predict future episodes. When they learn that Gallactica will be at the upcoming Comic Book Palooza, Herman suggests they attend. It will be the best quest three friends could ever undertake!

But these three friends aren’t exactly being honest with one another. Herman loves Gallactia… but Francene is more in love with Herman, and Louis is head-over-heels for Francene. Will the truth come out? Sometimes the quest you want becomes the quest you need.

Join this “nerd herd” as they go on the adventure of their lives. A funny and endearing look at love, dreams, slushes, and the unexpected twists and turns that life takes when you’re saving the universe.

8 Characters
3M, 4W, 1 Any Gender, Extras as needed

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

FRANCENE [W] 118 lines
A writer, comic book collector, and adventurer who is in love with Herman.
HERMAN [M] 108 lines
The world’s biggest fan of Gallactica, who also is in love with her.
GALLACTICA [W] 106 lines
The star of the hit show. Played by Susan Simon. Her character has saved the earth many, many times.
JEN [W] 95 lines
Gallactica’s personal assistant who wants to be Gallactica.
LOUIS [M] 75 lines
Herman’s best friend, the statistician of the football team, who is in love with Francene.
CAPTAIN [M] 68 lines
Captain of the football team. Has written Gallactica a letter to pledge his love to her.
SALLY [M] 38 lines
A big fan of Gallactica who dresses just like her.
VOICE [A] 1 line
The voice of the hit show Gallactica.

Prop List

Comic books, Copy of Adventure Comics #247, Snacks, wrappers, cups, etc., VIP lanyards, Stack of photographs that Gallactica signs, Love letter, Two takeout food containers and cups, Junk food and slush cup, etc.

Multimedia

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