October 22, 2021

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Belfast Maskers announce cast for ‘One Flew About the Cuckoo’s Nest’

BELFAST — The Maskers next creation, A single Flew More than the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman, will be directed by Artist Director Meg Nickerson.

Based on the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey, it was very first tailored as a Broadway participate in starring Kirk Douglas and then in 1975, the film version swept 5 Academy-Awards classes for Best Picture, Director, Actor (Jack Nicholson), Actress (Louise Fletcher) and Screenplay, in accordance to Maskers, in a information release. 

The participate in, to run October 14-24, is a spectacular comedy about hope, friendship, and the everlasting human wish to control one’s individual destiny. The protagonist is a charming rogue who contrives to provide a small sentence in a mental establishment instead heading to jail. There he clashes with the iron-willed head nurse as he rebels versus her cruel oppression of the frightened individuals in the psychiatric ward. 

“Our ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ has an amazing forged of some familiar actors and some new faces by no means found on our phase before. It is such an thrilling engage in, whole of humor and drama… with people that audiences love or appreciate to hate… but it will not fall short to go you,” said Director Nickerson.

Now in rehearsal, the cast characteristics Cory Burns as Randle McMurphy, Katie Glessner as Nurse Rached and Chris Van Doren as Chief Bromden.

The psychiatric clients will be played by Mark Durbin (Harding), Dakota Wing (Billy), Erik Perkins (Cheswick), David Rynerson (Martini), Tom Maycock (Scanlon), and Brian Ross (Ruckly).

The hospital employees contains actors Mike Rowe (Dr. Spivey), Katey Stearns (Nurse Flynn), and as hospital aides, Jared Nickerson (Williams), Jerry Sawyer (Warren), and Jay Rosenberg (Turkle).

Two carefree prostitutes are played by Latricia Saucier (Sandra) and Victoria Hays (Candy).

Cassidy Tiny is production stage manager, established style and design by John Bielenberg, tech director is Brian Ross, lights structure by Jared Nickerson, seem design and style by Jay Rosenberg, mild board operator is Patricia Saucier, seem board operation by Josef Balla, and costumes by Linda Marie.

More aid is desired for managing crew, set setting up, stitching support, creating refreshments, putting up posters, and administrative jobs. Make sure you contact [email protected] if you can volunteer your time.

Present sponsors are Initially Nationwide Bank, Edward Jones, Bangor Financial savings Lender and Young’s Lobster Pound & Seafood Cafe.

The spectacular comedy One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest runs October 14-24 at the Basil Burwell Group Theater, 17 Court Avenue. 

Tickets are $15/$10 obtainable at www.belfastmaskers.com/functions

FMI: 207-619-3256 or [email protected]

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