Director Greg Grimsley has announced his cast for Pull-Tight Players’ production of Dale Wasserman’s classic play, One Flew Over the Cuckoos’ Nest. The show is part of Pull-Tight’s 55th season and will run Sept. 29 through Oct. 14. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 18.
Greg appeared as Randle P. McMurphy in Pull-Tight’s only other staging of the play in 1986. Producer Cindy Davis Massey played Candy Starr in that production. “During that time I fell in love with the theatre and the people here,” Greg said. “Some have become dear friends. I also developed a deep love for the characters who tell this story, highlighting the resilience of the human spirit in the midst of what appears to be insurmountable repression.”
Greg had this to say about the audition process: “During the two nights of auditions, I witnessed an amazing level of talent! It is every director’s dream to have choices. I had enough choices to keep me awake at night. Believe me when I say that casting a play is not always an easy thing to do. But I believe we have brought together the right actors, actresses, and creative staff for this time. And, it will include several new faces!”
The cast is as follows:
|Chief Bromden||Dave Taylor|
|Aide Warren||Leo Moucka|
|Aide Williams||Bob Buchholz|
|Nurse Ratched||Stephanie Dillard|
|Nurse Flinn||Carly Gresham|
|Dale Harding||Harry Marsh|
|Billy Bibbitt||Payton Justice|
|Randle P. McMurphy||Phil Fitzgerald|
|Dr. Spivey||Dan Kassis|
|Aide Turkle||Tom Naughton|
|Candy Starr||Madilene Alden|
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.