Playhouse on Park is still seeking two roles for their upcoming production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO”S NEST. Directed by Ezra Barnes (who directed last year’s award-winning The Diary of Anne Frank). Mr. Barnes note about the play is as follows:
The characters in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” are products of a society that values conformity over all else. Kesey’s novel, reflecting the twilight of the Eisenhower era, will be approached as a metaphor for our country’s quest for expansion and dominance. Chief Bromden, the American Indian, is the audience’s lens through which we see a microcosm of America: the state mental institution where the story is set. In the institution, there are oppressors and oppressed, and the residents and employees take turns asserting dominance over each other ala “Lord of the Flies.” In the production, we’re interested in exploring how the characters have become desensitized to moral choices to be benevolent or cruel. Otherwise oppressed groups, such as blacks and women, find, in the hospital, the opportunity to turn the tables on their oppressors. The characters are nuanced, and McMurphy, despite being a Christ-like figure, has flaws just like Nurse Ratched.
Aide Williams: male, black, 25-40. An orderly in the hospital. Himself oppressed, he enjoys rebelling by abusing the patients when he can. Non-Equity.
Aide Warren: male, black, 25-40. Similar to Aide Williams. Warren is described as “lithe.” He is, however, more sadistic than Williams and willing to push the envelope. Non-Equity.
Both roles are paid.
Rehearsals begin Oct.9. Performances are Nov. 1-Nov. 18
Please contact Sean Harris, Artistic Director, immediately at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org your headshot and resume to schedule an audition