One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Director: Joe Vinciguerra

Assistant Director: Stephanie DiPilla

Stage Manager: Kim Coombs

Past Show | Fall 2017

A play in two acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey, this story was adapted into a Broadway play in 1963 and into a 1975 film which won five academy awards.  
Plot: The story is narrated by "Chief" Bromden, a gigantic and docile half-Native American patient at a psychiatric hospital, who presents himself as deaf and mute.  When Randle Patrick McMurphy gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.

THE PATIENTS:

Chief Bromden...Terry Mayfield

Dale Harding...John Kunka

Billy Bibbit...Matt Patalona

Scanlon...Chuck Paolino

Charles Cheswick...Dan Mazelis

Martini...Will Magalio

Ruckley...Joe Vinciguerra

Ruckley...Dennis Johnson

Randle P.  McMurphy ... Jonathan WIerzbicki

THE STAFF:

Aide Warren...Howard Diamond

Aide Williams...Gil Lawley

Dr. Spivy...Rob Nonni

Nurse Ratched...Denise Hickson

Nurse Flinn...Cindy Magalio

ECT Technician...Janet DePaolo

Aide Turkel...Jeffrey Milstein

THE PARTY GUESTS:

Candy Starr...Cynthia Okamoto

Sandra...Lucie Kunka

© 2019 Readington Community Theatre All rights reserved