One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Dale Wasserman
Based on the novel by Ken Kesey

 

Synopsis: Randle Patrick McMurphy is a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction a frontal lobotomy.

Cast

Chief Bromden Bill Hardgrave
Aide Warren Michael Kilhefner
Aide Williams Deen Knight
Nurse Ratched Lydia Mahan
Nurse Flinn Betty Greene
Dale Harding Doug Woodruff
Ellis Lawrence Westfall
Billy Bibbit J.C. Holler III
Scanlon Mel Gragido
Cheswick Ed Ciolfi
Martini Gerry Goldstein
Ruckly Ed Douglas
Col. Matterson Butch Gibson
Randle P. McMurphy Phil Rose
Dr. Spivey Dan O'Leary
Aide Turkle Rick Zumwalde
Candy Starr Nancy Hasty
Nurse Nakamura Alita Gabler
Technician Ted Whitemore
Sandra Miriam Williams

 

Production Staff

Director Thomas R. Long
Scenic Designer Don Calvert
Production Supervisor Bill Hardgrave
Stage Manager Alita Gabler
Property Mistress Nancy Hasty
Sound Design Larry Clark
Wardrobe Mistress Priscilla Cooper
Assistant Wardrobe Mistress Miriam Williams
Shop Foreman Lawrence Westfall
Master Electrician J.C. Holler III
Board Operator Ree Crosby
Special Effects Ted Whitmore
Technician Butch Gibson
Makeup Ed Douglas
Publicity Manager John Glancy
  John Waite
House Manager Margaret Mullen