Open audition for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Ken Kesey

Website URL The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves

A Historic Community Theater Guild

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves announces open auditions for ‘ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST’ by Ken Kesey, directed by Jessica Johns-Kelly

Roles for 4 Women, 14 Men (The Aides can be Male or Female)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume & headshot (or any recent photo). No appointment necessary, BUT auditions will begin PROMPTLY at 7:00pm.

Production Dates: March 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9, 10*
Shows are at 8pm, *Sunday matinees at 2pm.

SYNOPSIS:
The charming rogue Randle P. McMurphy, contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. He quickly takes over the yard, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment, and she finally forces him to submit to a final correction: a frontal lobotomy.

CHARACTERS:
CHIEF BROMDEN (35-45) – A physically imposing patient of mixed Native American and white heritage.
RANDLE P. MCMURPHY (30-40) – A charismatic, manipulative petty criminal. Profound issues with authority and rules.
NURSE RATCHED (30s-50s) – Head nurse of the facility, she rules with an iron fist. Cold and domineering, and a master manipulator..
DALE HARDING (30s-40s) – A patient.
BILLY BIBBIT (20-30) – The youngest patient. He is shy and has a bad stutter.
SCANLON (50s) – A patient.
CHARLES CHISWICK (30s-50) – A patient.
MARTINI (40s-50s) – A patient..
RUCKLY (35-40s) – A lobotomized patient in a generally unresponsive state.
NURSE FLINN (20s) – Aide to Nurse Ratched.
AIDE WARREN (20s-30s+) – Daytime orderley. Sadistic tendencies. (Can be Male or Female)
AIDE WILLIAMS (20s-30s+) – Daytime orderley. Sadistic tendencies. (Can be Male or Female)
AIDE TURKLE (35-40+)- The alcoholic night aide. (Can be male or Female)
DR. SPIVEY (40s-55+) – Head doctor and the resident psychiatrist at the facility.
CANDY STARR (20-35) – A flighty and fun-loving prostitute with a “hart of gold”
SANDRA (20-35) A prostitute and mutual friend of Candy.

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves is located at 517 Theatre Lane – Webster Groves MO 63119

For Further information visit our website at www.theatreguildwg.org or call 314-962-0876

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