COMING SOON!
Auditions for our spring 2019 show:

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Dates and times will be announced soon. Auditions are likely to take place in December or January - stay tuned! In the meantime, here are other details…

SHOW SYNOPSIS
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.

PERFORMANCE DATES

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.

CHARACTERS

The Staff:
AIDE WARREN (male) - filled with hatred; will submit to head nurse’s wishes completely.
AIDE WILLIAMS (male) - filled with hatred; will submit to head nurse’s wishes completely.
DR. SPIVEY (male) - administrator; calm, mature; has doubts, but defers to opinion of head nurse.
NURSE RATCHED (female) - head nurse of the ward; masks her humanity and femininity behind a stiff, patronizing facade; psychologically manipulative.
NURSE FLYNN (female) - strict Catholic upbringing; fearful of patients’ sexuality.
AIDE TURKLE (male) - easygoing and kind.

Others:
CANDY STARR (female) - prostitute; beautiful and carefree.
SANDRA (female) - prostitute.

The Patients:
CHIEF BROMDEN (male) - huge, bull-muscled; son of a Chief; has been in the hospital for ten years, longer than any other patient.
DALE HARDING (male) - college educated with a sharp tongue; although married, he is gay and has difficulty dealing with overwhelming social prejudice; hides in the hospital voluntarily.
BILLY BIBBIT (male) - shy, has a bad stutter, and seems younger than his age; dominated by his mother, one of the head nurse’s friends; voluntarily in the hospital because he’s afraid of the world.
SCANLON (male) - involuntarily committed; has fantasies of blowing things up.
CHESWICK (male) - eager and quick to fight; aggressively defiant, yet cringing; all talk, no action.
MARTINI (male) - a little Italian man; lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.
RUCKLEY (male) - chronic; was once curable, but no longer due to a botched lobotomy.
RANDLE P. McMURPHY (male) - a con man; has a devilish grin and a wide open, extroverted air.

REHEARSALS
Start date to be determined.
Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) - Room 3
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

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

WANT TO HELP OUT BEHIND-THE-SCENES?
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