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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

By Dale Wasserman

Based on the novel by Ken Kesey

Directed by Jackson Gay

September 12 – October 16, 2010


Randle McMurphy thinks he's beaten the system by getting himself incarcerated in a state mental hospital instead of serving a prison term on a work farm. His rebelliousness and charisma make him both hero and savior to the other inmates, but he pays a high price when the terrifying Nurse Ratched takes control. A gripping and unforgettable drama.

Chief Bromden: Brandon A. Oakes*
Aide Warren: James Ijames*
Aide Williams: Delante G. Keys
Nurse Ratched: Marcia Saunders*
Nurse Flinn: Jessica Bedford*
Dale Harding: Lenny Haas*
Ellis: Joe O'Brien
Billy Bibbit: Aubie Merrylees
Scanlon: Mark Lazar*
Cheswick: Tom Teti*
Martini: Joe Guzman*
Ruckly: Paul L. Nolan*
Randle P. McMurphy: William Zielinski*
Dr. Spivey: Pete Pryor*
Aide Turkle: Jerome Preston Bates*
Candy Starr: Laura Catlaw*
Sandra: Georgia Cohen*
Director: Jackson Gay
Production Manager: Charles T. Brastow*
Set Designer: Wilson Chin
Costume Designer: Jessica Ford
Lighting Designer: Joshua Schulman
Composer & Sound Designer: Fitz Patton
Fight Choreographer: Samantha Bellomo
Production Stage Manager: Patricia G. Sabato*
Dramaturg: Elizabeth Pool

* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Program

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"This People's Light production may encourage you to examine how your own personal spirit is being challenged and/or encouraged by the forces at play in your life. If theatre hasn't done that for you in awhile, try the People's Light staging of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on for size."
- Steven Brodsky, Host, WCHE Entertainment and Culture Show

"Cuckoo Crows Triumphant at People's Light"

By Kaitlyn Foti, Montgomery News

"Cuckoo's Nest at People's Light"

By Bill Murphy, Broad Street Review

"A Classic Tale About Insanity and Power"

By Anders Back, The Daily Local

"People's Light & Theatre presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

By Chris Cameron, The Mercury

"Without a doubt, anyone could find this hilarious and moving play entertaining..."
By Greg Bokar, The Devon Dialogue

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

By Mark Cofta, City Paper

"A Cuckoo Play With Provocative Things to Say"

By Carrie Compton, Montgomery News

"BOOK BOUND: Book Clubs Invited to Fly Over Cuckoo's Nest at People's Light"

By Nicolette Milholin, Montgomery News


We interviewed audiences members after One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to see what they had to say - check it out!

Interview with Bill Zielinski & Brandon Oakes

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest cast members Bill Zielinksi (McMurphy) and Brandon Oakes (Chief Bromden) talk to us about performing such an iconic story, and how they got into acting. Check it out!