SEASON 15 | AUGUST 2002
Norman Normal Saves the World
Volume 6 in the Holy Cross Sucks! Quadrilogy
Written & Performed by Rob Nash
Presented by the VORTEX
Let’s face it, Norman is everyone’s favorite Holy Cross Sucks character and it’s high time he got his own show. Enter the dark regions of the death and life; fake cyberdentities and real D&D; Star Trek and Wars; Dr. Derschkowitz, PhD, MD; Mr. Smith’s advanced creative writing class; Ben, George and Johnny’s Spring Break Ski trip scam; Diana, Queen of the Aliens; reality dreams; lying through the truth; truthing through lies; and Film Noir Intergalactic Dick, Norman’s cousin, Oliver… VORTEX Repertory Company presented the original world premieres of all four of The Holy Cross Sucks Quadrilogy (Freshman Year Sucks! Sophomore Slump, Junior Blues and Senioritis; and Holy Cross Does Romeo and Juliet) shows as well as the first and second incarnations of the combined opus, Holy Cross Sucks! Rob Nash received B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Original Script for Sophomore Slump and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for Holy Cross does Romeo and Juliet , as well as a special Austin Critics’ Table "Valedictorian Award" for Holy Cross Sucks!
ABOUT ROB NASH
Not standup, not monologue, not performance art, Nash describes his work as "serial ensemble theatre performed solo." His previous works include 12 Steps To A More Dysfunctional You, 12 Steps To A More Dysfunctional Christmas and 12 Steps To A More Dysfunctional Family, which have enjoyed sold out houses and critically acclaimed runs across the country. Nash has also been seen on VH1 "Stand-up Spotlight with Rosie O'Donnell" and Comedy Central's "Out There in Hollywood."
Rob is also an alumnus of Esther’s Follies, The Laff Staff, The Cheese Pistols, The Capitol City Comedy Club and an OV (Original Velveeta Room Regular).