DAVID PATRICK STEARNS, INQUIRER CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
POSTED: Friday, December 6, 2013
Try to ignore this show's title, and the kind of frat-house-humor implications that come with it.
Visually hot and musically adept, the show that Philadelphia Theatre Company unveiled Wednesday about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates certainly concerns the geeky monomaniacs referred to in the title Nerds, but it has infinitely more class, insight, and wit than the pop-culture "nerd subgenre" of the 1980s.
With surgical precision (something like How to Succeed in Business meets Urinetown), Nerds portrays Silicon Valley's confluence of hippie socialism and rampant capitalism, nailing such underlying themes as the cost of dreams, the emptiness of revenge, and the itch that lies behind John D. Rockefeller's old saying that enough money is always "just a little bit more." Read More ⟩