Directed by Diane Cooke & Liz Cooke
Audition Dates: Sun & Mon, December 13 &14, 2015, at 7 pm.
Production Dates: February 11-21, 2016
A charming rogue finagles a short sentence in an airy mental institution to avoid a term in prison. He leads the other “quirky” inmates in a revolt for TV privileges and clashes with the formidable head nurse. Consequences follow. Set in the early 1960’s.
Cast of Characters:
Chief Bromden – An imposing man of mixed Native American and white heritage. Pretends to be a deaf mute in order to protect himself from the forces of “The Combine”
Dale Harding – A college-educated, handsome (if somewhat effeminate) man, who everyone knows has a very sexy wife at home
Billy Bibbit –A stuttering, possibly suicidal man thanks to a dominating mother
Scanlon – A balding, sulking man
Cheswick – A chubby little man – turbulent one moment to cringing the next
Martini –An eager but delusional Italian
Ruckley – Once a powerful man, now blank-faced and empty-eyed
Randle P. McMurphy – A gambling ‘bad boy. A charming con man with a devilish grin.
Aide Warren and Aide Williams – Men hired to assist with patients and help maintain order on the ward
Dr. Spivey – Resident Psychiatrist - Pipe-smoking, glasses-fumbling, easily influenced man
Nurse Ratched – The Head Nurse – definitely IN CHARGE! Pretty beneath the hard exterior, can go from screaming for control - to in control in 0-60 seconds.
Nurse Flinn – The pretty nurse who gives out the pills. A ditzy, but efficient(ish) catholic girl
Aide Turkle – Elderly night watchman
Candy Starr – A prostitute with a ‘heart of gold’. “A real dish”
Sandra – Candy’s friend – An ‘earthy wench’
Come prepared to read from the script. Perusal scripts are available at the Riverwalk Theatre Office Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5:30pm
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