One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at WCP

Arts and Entertainment

April 24, 2017

From: Westfield Community Players

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY PLAYERS presents the dramatic comedy that captivated the world: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman

Westfield, NJ (April 24, 2017) Westfied Community Players presents its final show in its knockout 2016-2017 season, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the dramatic comedy by Dale Wasserman based on the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey. It is directed by Ken Webb (Cranford), produced by Steve Lemenille (Clark) and stage managed by Anita Esteve (Pompton Plains), and runs at the Westfield Community Players theater at 1000 North Avenue West in Westfield, NJ from May 6 May 21, 2017. Ticket reservations are on sale now.

Randle P. McMurphy is a charismatic gambler and reprobate who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy state mental institution rather than doing hard labor in a prison. This is ultimately his undoing as he clashes with a fierce and immovable opponent in the person of Nurse Ratched, the head nurse on the ward in which he is committed. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is, at its core, a story of the conflict between the individual and the establishment, between autonomy and authority.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a tale that is as riotous and laugh-out-loud as it is sobering and moving, a humbling look at mental institutions of the 1960s and the treatment of patients that fell outside of the norm in society.

Dale Wasserman (November 2, 1914 December 21, 2008) wrote for theater, television, and film for over 50 years and is best known for the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is directed by Ken Webb, produced by Steve Lemenille and Stage Managed by Anita Esteve. Performing the role of McMurphy is Sean Eugene Lough (Fanwood). The cast includes Faith Dowgin (Spotswood) as Nurse Ratched, Paul Arfanis (Westfield) as Chief Bromden, David Goldstein (Bayonne) as Dale Harding, Adam Ziering (Springfield) as Billy Bibbit, Matt Marino (Bernardsville) as Scanlon, Joe Leo (Cranford) as Cheswick, Al Contursi (Middlesex) as Martini, Peter Curley (Maplewood) as Dr. Spivey, Karen DiFabio (Fanwood) as Nurse Flinn, Steve Douches (Scotch Plains) as Ruckly, Paras Sawhney (Chester) as Aide Warren, Ed Bontempo (Elizabeth) as Aide Williams, Colleen Renee Lisi (Astoria, NY) and Meg Fry (New Providence) as Candy Starr, Cassandra Lindeblad (Parsippany) as Sandy, Alan Gershenson (Linden) as Aide Turkle and Richard Bull (New Providence) as Technician. The production team includes Bill McMeekan (Scotch Plain) [scenic design], Glen Crane (Westfield) [sound designer], Michael Bieber (Westfield) [sound technician], Ed Whitman (Union) [lighting], JoAnne Lemenille (Clark) [props mistress], Jean Lioy (Cranford) (properties) and Doris Dias (Clark) [costumer]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Performance Schedule

May 6, 13, 19, 20 2017 at 8:00 PM; May 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Westfield Community Players
, 1000 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090

BOX OFFICE: 908.232.1221 or http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org

Single adult tickets are $20.00; Active Military & HS students $10.

Groups of 20 or more
 are eligible for a 10% discount.

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY PLAYERS (WCP), founded in 1934, has brought more than 250 comedies, dramas, musicals and mysteries to life on our stage. All productions are presented in our own 150 seat theater on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and North Avenue West in Westfield . With our productions, we continue to be part of the active cultural scene in Westfield and surrounding communities.

WCP is committed to offering hands-on participation for those wishing to learn more about various aspects of live theatrical production and performance while providing a varied theater experience to a broad audience. We do that by actively seeking volunteers to keep our theater functioning, and by maintaining an open-casting policy where everyone can audition for all of our scheduled plays.

The key to our success and longevity is the hard work and dedication of our numerous volunteer members