|AUDITIONS FOR 2016-2017 PRODUCTIONS|
|2016 - 2017 Season|
A murder mystery
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
Produced by Kay Macrae
Oct. 15, 22, 23m, 28, 29, 2016
A musical parody
The Musical of Musicals…the Musical
by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart
Produced by TBD
Jan. 14, 21, 22m, 27, 28, 2017
A farcical comedy
by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Fred Cuozzo
Produced by TBD
Mar. 11, 18, 19, 24, 25, 2017
A dramatic comedy
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Ken Webb
Produced by TBD
May 6, 13, 19, 20, 23m, 2017
Dates subject to change
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|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|
directed by Ken Webb
Mon. Feb. 20, 2017 Time: 7:30 PM
Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 Time: 7:30 PM
[Call-backs (if needed): TBD at 7:30 PM]
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest A dramatic comedy by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey.
When Randle Patrick McMurphy, a charming rogue, 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.
ROLE BREAKDOWNS --- All roles are open; some will be doubled
CHIEF BROMDEN: a patient (stage age 32-60) He is huge, bull muscled, Son of an Indian Chief. He has been in the hospital for ten years, longer than any other patient in the ward. Bromden sees modern society as a huge, oppressive conglomeration that he calls the Combine and the hospital as a place meant to fix people who do not conform.
AIDE WARREN: staff (stage age 18-40) One of the Day Time Aides. Nurse Ratched hired them because they are filled with hatred and will submit to her wishes completely.
AIDE WILLIAMS: staff (stage age 18-40) One of the Day Time Aides. Nurse Ratched hired them because they are filled with hatred and will submit to her wishes completely.
NURSE RATCHED: staff (stage age 32-63) The head of the hospital ward. She masks her humanity and femininity behind a stiff, patronizing facade. She weakens her patients through a psychologically manipulative program designed to destroy their self-esteem. Ratched's emasculating, mechanical ways slowly drain all traces of humanity from her patients.
NURSE FLINN: staff (stage age 18-31) A vapid girl with apprehensive eyes. The wears a gold cross at her throat, a sign of her strict Catholic upbringing. She is fearful of the patients’ sexuality.
DALE HARDING: a patient (stage age 30-48) College-educated with a sharp tongue. He is President of the Patients' Council. Although he is married he is a homosexual. He has difficulty dealing with the overwhelming social prejudice against homosexuals, so he hides in the hospital voluntarily.
ELLIS: (stage age: 30-48) A patient who was once an Acute. Ellis' excessive electroshock therapy transformed him into a Chronic. In the daytime, he is nailed to the wall. He frequently urinates on himself.
BILLY BIBBIT: a patient (stage age 22-34) Shy and has a bad stutter. He seems younger than his age. Dominated by his mother, one of Nurse Ratched's close friends. Billy is voluntarily in the hospital, as he is afraid of the outside world
SCANLON: a patient (stage age 29-53) Involuntarily committed to the hospital. He has fantasies of blowing things up.
CHESWICK: a patient (stage age 32-48) Eager and quick to argue or fight. Aggressively defiant yet cringing. All talk, no action.
MARTINI: a patient (stage age 30-44) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.
RUCKLY: a patient (stage age 33-66) A Chronic patient. Was once curable, but was transformed into a Chronic due to a botched lobotomy.
FREDERICKS: (stage age: open ) Epileptic patient. No lines.
SEFELT: (stage age: open) Epileptic patient. No lines.
COL. MATTERSON: (stage age: open) A wheelchair-bound patient, presumably the oldest in the ward. The Colonel is one of the "chronics," who do not interact with others. No lines.
RANDLE P. MCMURPHY: (stage age: 30-48) He is a gambler, a con man, and a backroom boxer. Has a devilish grin and has a wide open extroverted air which is in harsh contrast to the environment of the ward. He serves as the unlikely Christ figure - the dominant force challenging the establishment and the ultimate savior of the victimized patients.
DR. SPIVEY: (Also TECHNICIAN) (stage age: 31-62) The administrator of the mental institution. He is calm, mature, gray-haired doctor. He doubts that anything is wrong with McMurphy's mind, but he defers to the opinion of Nurse Ratched, for whom he expresses the highest regard.
AIDE TURKLE: staff (stage age: 33-60) The nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched's ward. He is easy going and kind. He goes along with the nighttime ward party that McMurphy and patients throw.
CANDY STARR: (stage age: 26-44) A beautiful, carefree prostitute. She comes to the ward for a late-night party that McMurphy arranges.
SANDRA: (stage age: 18-40) A prostitute who comes with Candy to the late-night party.
NURSE NAKAMURA: (stage age: open)
AIDE: (stage age: open)
a) Please bring a current headshot & resume OR complete AUDITION FORM at: AUDITION FORM
b) Monologues are NOT required. Those auditioning will be reading scenes from the script.
c) Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.
May 6, 13, 19, 20, 2017 @8PM; May 21, 2017 @2PM - Matinee
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