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-written by Dale Wasserman & Ken Kesey
-directed by Aaron Davis



After scheming his way into a short mental institution stay over a prison sentence, a charming rogue causes mayhem among his fellow patients and enrages the head nurse.


Please come prepared with a 30 second to 1 minute monologue, along with an acting resume and headshot (if you have them). Please also bring any dates you would not be available for rehearsals.


Sunday, December 9 from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday, December 16 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Pinetree Community Centre - Room 3   (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)
Callbacks by invitation only, at a later date


Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)
May 2 (Thursday) to May 4 (Saturday) at 8:00pm
May 5 (Sunday) at 2:00pm
May 8 (Wednesday) to May 11 (Saturday) at 8:00pm

Cast and crew must also be available for load in, tech and dress rehearsals during the week leading up to the run.

This production is Stage 43’s entry into the Fraser Valley Zone Festival, which we will be hosting at the Evergreen Cultural Centre immediately following our run. Our performance takes place on the first night: May 12 (Sunday) at 8:00pm

If chosen as the Best Production, we will represent the Fraser Valley Zone at Theatre BC’s Mainstage. Cast and crew must be available for additional rehearsals, and a performance date during July 5-13, 2019 in Port Alberni. Exact dates to yet be determined.


The Staff:
AIDE WARREN (male) - intimidating, cruel but controlled, loyal to Ratched.
AIDE WILLIAMS (male) - intimidating, cruel but controlled, loyal to Ratched.
DR. SPIVEY (male) - mild-mannered, slight of build; allows himself to lose power to Ratched.
NURSE RATCHED (female) - strong; fixed persona of pleasantness with underlying meanness; all about order, fixed structure; manipulates by fear.
NURSE FLYNN (female) - pretty, meek, soft-spoken, naive, loyal; afraid of the patients.
AIDE TURKLE (male) - chronic alcoholic; indifferent to the patients; can be bought.
NURSE NAKAMURA (female) - (stage crew)
AIDE (male) - (stage crew)

CANDY STARR (female) - prostitute, partier; beautiful and carefree.
SANDRA (female) - prostitute, partier; beautiful and carefree.

The Patients:
CHIEF BROMDEN (male) - big, ominous, Indigenous; tries to be invisible, hides.
DALE HARDING (male) - smart, articulate, flamboyant; tries to control his mannerisms.
BILLY BIBBIT (male) - small, super likeable; meek, easily manipulated.
SCANLON (male) - involuntarily committed, criminal; likes to blow things up, set fires.
CHESWICK (male) - loud, demanding, curmudgeon.
MARTINI (male) - erratic, energetic, very expressive; hallucinates, speaks to people who aren’t there.
RUCKLEY (male) - swears unexpectedly, without control, outbursts; lobotomized. (needs good physical actor)
RANDLE P. McMURPHY (male) - loud, confident, charming, alpha male, always looking for leverage.
ELLIS (male) - wiry, disheveled, twitchy. (non-speaking, must have stamina to stand for long periods)
FREDERICKS (male) - steals pills; epileptic. (non-speaking)
SEFELT (male) - epileptic. (non-speaking)
COL. MATTERSON (male) - quiet, babbles quietly to self constantly. (non-speaking; in wheelchair throughout)


Start date to be determined.
Pinetree Community Centre - Room 3 (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)
Sunday afternoons (1:00pm-4:00pm), Monday and Wednesday evenings (7:00pm-10:00pm)
Note - pay parking is in effect until 9:00pm Monday through Saturdays


All of our shows are NON-EQUITY, community theatre productions. For insurance purposes, all cast/crew must become members of Stage 43 ($20 annual membership fee). Scripts will only be given out to members in good standing.


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