One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
By Dale Wasserman; Based on the Novel by Ken Kesey
Richardson Theatre Centre (non equity)
Directed by Rachael Lindley
Sunday, May 14 from 7-10 pm and Monday, May 15 from 7-10 pm
Call backs Tuesday, May 16 7-10 pm
Head shots and resumes are appreciated but not required. **PLEASE** call for an audition time, 972-699-1130. Walk-ins are welcome, but reserved times are preferred. There will be cold readings from the script.
Please come prepared to list all conflicts. NO conflicts accepted during tech week, July 16-21.
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 21 - August 6
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm and Thursdays at 7:30 of the second and third week
Characters: 12 M / 4 F
CHIEF BROMDEN (Male): An acute patient. Very tall, the son of the chief of the Columbia Indians and a white woman, suffers from hallucinations and paranoia, he is rumored to have received over 200 electroconvulsive therapy treatments.
DALE HARDING (Male): An acute patient. Articulate and well-educated, he is – until McMurphy’s arrival – the leader of the Patients’ Council. He has effeminate mannerisms he tries to suppress and, despite being married, is suspected of being a homosexual.
BILLY BIBBIT (Male): An acute patient. Shy young man, a little immature, and afflicted with a pronounced stutter. He is dominated by his mother.
SCANLON (Male) An acute patient. He was committed involuntarily as he has fantasies of blowing things up.
CHESWICK (Male): An acute patient. Ex-military, he is eager to argue and fight. But for all his bravado, he is a man of very little action.
MARTINI (Male): An acute patient. An excitable Italian man who suffers from very vivid hallucinations.
RUCKLEY (Male): A chronic patient. Frequent electroconvulsive therapy sessions have all but destroyed him
RANDLE P. MCCMURPHY (Male): He is transferred to the hospital from a prison work farm (where he was serving time for assault). Although diagnosed as a psychopath, he is not really insane. Outgoing and uninhibited, his strong presence makes him the new de facto leader and champion of the other patients.
AIDES WARREN and WILLIAMS (Male): Aides in the psychiatric ward, Nurse Ratched selected them for their hateful dispositions and eagerness to carry out her will.
DR. SPIVEY (Male): The administrator of the hospital. Calm and well-intentioned, but is a weak and ineffectual man in the face of Nurse Ratched.
NURSE RATCHED (Female): She is in control of the psychiatric ward. She truly believes she is trying to help the patients and hides her femininity and humanity behind a cold façade.
NURSE FLINN (Female): A young woman whose strict Catholic values make her terrified of the male patients and their rampant sexuality.
AIDE TURKLE (Male): The laid-back nighttime orderly of the patients’ ward.
CANDY STARR (Female): A prostitute and old friend of McMurphy’s.
SANDRA (Female): The white-trash friend of Candy’s (and possible fellow prostitute).
Questions, please contact Richardson
Theatre Centre at 972-699-1130!