One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: February 2009

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at JSCOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Dale Wasserman
Directed by Russ Longtin

Cast

 

Crew

Randall Patrick McMurphy: Anthony Kaseoru

Nurse Ratched: Alannah Halliday

Chief Bromden: Joseph Collier

Billy Bibbit: Zachary Boykins

Dale Harding: Eric Hill

Charles Cheswick: Thomas Hunt

Miss Flinn: Madelieine Gibbons

Martini: AJ Gagliardi

Ruckly: Ken Baur

Scanlon: Noel Porter

Dr. Spivey: Lynne Dumais

Candy Starr: Rose Osborne

Sandra: Cassandra Johndrow

Warren: Jeffrey Maclay

Williams: Sean Van Hoesen

Mr. Turkle: Justin Pomerville

Technician: Quentin Brown

 

Stage Manager: Kay Kitty
ASM:Taryn Glasser and Erin Robinson
Light Designer: Henry Meola
Sound Engineer: Dana Thomas
Set Designer: Nick Cooper
Prop Master: Mallory Hazen
Costumes: Lauren Chapman

Master Carpenter: Adam Bagdon
Assistant Carpenter: Parker Mitofsky

Sound Board Operator: Kate-Lynn Pal

Props Assistance: Claire Demarais

 

Director's Note

Russ Longtin, DirectorWhen I was in college, I saw a movie called One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring Jack Nicholson. It stuck in my mind all these years. I have now had the opportunity to work with talented student actors and crew, following my fond memories of Noises Off from last semester. Dale Wasserman's play, adapted from Ken Kesey's novel, paints us a vision where the lost souls of this mental institution manage to feel human, cared for and be befriended by a new patient named McMurphy. Brutal staff, inhuman practices and lack of humanity drive the play forward. It is a scarifying and powerful indictment of the mental health community. It is funny, touching and exciting. The audience will be transformed by one of the most "moving plays of recent times." It was a wonderful time for all of us.