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Randle McMurphy thinks he's beaten the system by getting himself incarcerated in a state mental hospital instead of serving a prison term on a work farm. His rebelliousness and charisma make him both hero and savior to the other inmates, but he pays a high price when the terrifying Nurse Ratched takes control. A gripping and unforgettable drama.

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  • Formoreinformationcontact:AmyWilson

    DirectorofMarketing&Communications610.647.1900x105

    wilson@peopleslight.org

    AbbyStaffordAssociateDirectorofMarketing&Communications

    610.647.1900x104stafford@peopleslight.org

    FORIMMEDIATERELEASEAugust18,2010

    PeoplesLight&TheatreCompanyPresents

    OneFlewOvertheCuckoosNestSeptember12October16,2010

    KenKeseysclassicnovelisbroughttolifeontheMainStage.

    (Malvern,PA)PeoplesLight&TheatreCompanypresentsOneFlewOvertheCuckoosNest,byDaleWasserman,basedon thenovelbyKenKesey, from September12October16,2010on theMainStage. JacksonGaydirects. Peoples Light&Theatre is located at39ConestogaRoad,Malvern,PA19355.Forticketscall610.644.3500orvisitPeoplesLight.org.In thisgrippingandunforgettabledrama,RandleMcMurphy thinkshesbeaten thesystembygettinghimself incarcerated ina statementalhospital insteadof servingaprison termonawork farm. Hisrebelliousnessandcharismamakehimbothheroandsaviortotheotherpatients,buthepaysahighpricewhentheforcefulNurseRatchedtakescontrol.KenKeseysnovelwas inspiredbyhisexperiencesworkingatamentalhealthfacilityasanorderly. Itwaspublishedin1962andthenadaptedforthestagebyDaleWassermanin1963.Addingtothestoryssuccess,thebookwasadaptedintothefilmversionstarringJackNicholsonin1975,winningnumerousAcademyAwards.Thisyearmarksthe35thanniversaryofthefilm.IlovethechallengeofworkingonaplaythathassuchapresenceinthemindsofsomanyAmericans,DirectorJacksonGaysays.CuckoosNestiscommonlyrequiredreadingforstudentsinhighschoolandthefilmversionofthenovelhasgiventhestoryasolidplaceintheheartsofmany.Shecontinues,One thing that Ivebeen thinkingabouta lot lately is thepowerof laughter. At thebeginningoftheplay,thepatients inthehospitalare incapableoftrue laughter. Iftheydo laugh, itsbehindothersbacksorateachothersexpenseand isactuallymoreofawhimper thana realbodyshaking laugh. Its only when McMurphy comes into their lives, with his huge booming genuinelaughter, that theybegin to rediscover the laughter insideof themand let itout. Inaway, it is the

  • patientsnewlyrediscoveredabilitytolaughthatallowsthemtobegintohealinsomeway.Thissimplehuman expression of joy and release goes a long way to proving that laughter really is the bestmedicine.One FlewOver the CuckoosNest previews on September 12th at 2pm and 7pm, September 14th at7:30pm,September15that2pmand7:30pm,September16that7:30pm,andSeptember17that8pm.The playopenson Saturday, September 18th at 8pm and runs throughOctober 16th. Audiences areencouragedtojointheartistsaftereachThursdayeveningperformancetodiscusstheproduction.Singleticketsrange inpricefrom$25$45.Specialdiscounts,mealpackages,andtalkbackswiththeartistsareavailableforgroupsof10ormore.10amperformancesforschoolgroupsarealsoavailable.For more information or to purchase group tickets, call 610.647.1900 x134 or emailgroup@peopleslight.org. Actors, prices, performances dates and times are subject to change.Additionalservicechargesmayapply. Subscriptionticketsarenowavailable.InadditiontoOneFlewOvertheCuckoosNest,showsinthe6Playseries includeLegacyofLight(October13November7,2010),TheThreeMusketeers(TheLaterYears):AMusicalPanto(November17,2010January9,2011),TheMasterBuilder(March23April17,2011),DividingtheEstate(May11June5,2011),andHatchetman(June15July10,2011).THESCOOPWith this production Peoples Light continues its program called The Scoop: History, Context, andGossip,alivelydiscussionbeforeeveryperformance.Amemberofthecastorartisticstaffwilldiscusstheworldoftheplay,howandwhyitwaschosen,aswellashowitwascast,designed,andrehearsed.RefreshmentswillbeavailableinthelobbybeforeTheScoopbeginsandbeforetheperformance.Theprogramwillstartonehourbeforethecurtainandwilltakeplace inthetheatre. Noreservationsarenecessary.ABOUTPEOPLESLIGHTPeoples Light, aprofessional theatre founded in1974 inChesterCounty,Pennsylvania,makesplaysdrawnfrommanysourcestoentertain,inspire,andengageourcommunity.Weextendourmissionofmaking and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, anddeepenunderstandingof, theworldaroundus.Theseplaysandprogramsbringpeople togetherandprovideopportunitiesforreflection,discovery,andcelebration.KEYBIOSJerome Preston Bates (Aide Turkle) appeared on Broadway in Seven Guitars by August Wilson andcreated the role of Floyd Barton opposite Viola Davis at the Goodman in Chicago. He has alsoperformed at ThePublic Theatre,CircleRep,New Federal, TheatreRow and in Fabulation atCenterStage.OtherregionalworkincludesYaleRep,HartfordStage,KennedyCenter,LongWharf,TheFolger,andTheWilma. Asadirector: theentireAugustWilsonCycleat LCLMuseum inAugusta,GA. Asawriter:AugustaBrown, JimiHendrix,winnerofFiveAudelcoAwardsandmost recently theCarterG.WoodsonAwardfortheatreexcellenceatCityHall,NYC.Film:Shaft,ItRunsInTheFamily,TheOutOfTowners, TheNarrows. TV: asDerek Frye onAllMy Children, Travis Smith inOz, Law&Order,NYUndercover,andLightsOut.JessicaBedford(NurseFlinn)isarecentgraduateofVillanova'sTheatreProgram,earningherMasterofthe Arts. While there she was seen in Le Dindon (Lucienne, KCACTF Irene Ryan nomination),

  • Metamorphoses (Alcyone and others), andAs You Like It (Rosalind, KCACTF Irene Ryannomination).OtherregionalcreditsincludeMauckingbirdTheatre(Germaine,NevertheSinner)andthePennsylvaniaShakespeare Festival (Lady Percy, Henry IV, part 1 and Lady Macduff, Macbeth). She holds a BA inTheatrefromDeSalesUniversityandcurrentlyservesastheDirectorofEducationattheMontgomeryTheater.LauraCatlaw (Candy Starr), a graduateof theUniversityof theArts,hasworkedwithmany theatrecompaniesinthearea.Somecreditsinclude:Interact(JihadJones),Arden(FunnyThing...Forum),BristolRiverside Theatre (Mrs. Bob Cratchitt's...Binge), Media Theatre (Rent), Prince Music Theatre (Hair,Striking12)and11thHourTheatreCo.(ReeferMadness,AvenueX). ShealsoplayedTashaonthefirstNationalTourofTheBackyardiganswithNickelodeon.GeorgiaCohen(Sandra)hastourednationallywiththeActingCompany/GuthrieTheaterinHenryVandTheSpy.NYcredits:TwelfthNight(FiascoTheater),HenryV(NewVictory),variousworkshops/readingsatPS122,ThePublic,andAtlanticTheaterCompany.Regional theater:Postcards fromEarth(GuthrieExperience),Fora Barbarian Woman(workshop at The Long Wharf), A Christmas Carol(TrinityRepertory Theater),Don Carlos, Red Noses,Oleanna, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and The Crucible(TheGammTheater). Georgia has taught drama/volunteered for 5 summers at CampAmerikids.GeorgiaholdsaB.A.inTheaterArtsfromBrownUniversityandanM.F.A.inActingfromBrown/TrinityinRhodeIsland.JoeGuzmn(Martini)was lastseenatPLTC inYemayasBellyandJuliusCaesar.Recentshows includePhiladelphiaTheatreCompanysTheLightInThePiazza(Roy),PhiladelphiaYoungPlaywrightsMilkandHoney (Aba), Isiss Broken Glass (Hyman), Hedgerow Theatres The Don (Marco), Maples RepertoryTheatresMyFairLady(HenryHiggins)andLanternTheatresHamlet(Claudius).OtherrolesincludeDr.Brown in Skin In Flames (InterAct Theatre), Gallo in Roosters (Theatre Exile), Victor in Private Lives(ArdenTheatre),Cassius in JuliusCaesarandthetitlecharacter inMacbeth (PhiladelphiaShakespeareFestival),PaulGauguininInventingVanGogh(ActIIPlayhouse)andDonLopeinLoversandExecutionersforwhichhereceivedaBarrymoreAward(alsoLanternTheatre).LennyHaas(DaleHarding)was lastseenatPLTC inKingLear. AmemberoftheResidentEnsembleofArtists since 1988, he has performed in over 30 productions. Favorites include The Foreigner, BornYesterday, The Importance of Being Earnest, Sister Carrie and The Fantasticks, for which he won aBarrymoreAward.Hehasalsoappearedintwoindependentfilms:cellarandLebanon,bothdirectedbyBenHickernell.James Ijames (AideWarren) isaPhiladelphiabasedactorandplaywright. Jamesbodyofactingworkincludes appearances in Temple Theaters production of August WilsonsJitney,A Lesson BeforeDyingandTheSeagull.Hisregionaltheatercreditsinclude:AnEmptyPlateattheCafduGrandBoeuf,James and the Giant Peach, Romeo and Juliet(Arden Theatre Company),Grey Gardens(PhiladelphiaTheatre Company),PROM(New Paradise Laboratories),Angels in America Part 1 and 2(BCKSEETProductions),The Threshing Floor(Mauckingbird Theatre Company),Voices Underwater(Gas andElectricArts),andGossamer (PLTC). Healsoappeared inTheGloucesterStageCompanysproductionofPoniesasKen forwhichhereceivedan IndependentReviewersofNewEnglandAwardnominationforBestSupportingActor inaPlay. James isalsoa2010Finalist for theF.OttoHaasEmergingartistaward.James isanativeofBessemerCity,NC.HereceivedaBA inDramafromMorehouseCollege inAtlanta,GA and aMFA inActing fromTempleUniversity inPhiladelphia,PA. James resides in SouthPhiladelphia.

  • DelantG.Keys(AideWilliams) is a graduateofArcadiaUniversity.Hehasbeenworking asboth anactorandteachingartist.HehastaughtwithPeoplesLightandTheatreCompany,ArcadiaUniversitysCampShakespeare,andPhiladelphiaYoungPlaywrights. Hehasperformed for LittleBunnyVoodoo,CurioTheatre,BCKSEET,AllensLaneTheater,InterACTTheatreCompany,AzukaTheatreCompany,NewParadiseLaboratories,andtheNationalConstitutionCenter.MarkLazar(Scanlon)isacompanymembercelebratinghisthirteenthseasonwithPLTC.Inadditiontospendingthe lastsixholidayseasons inadressforourannualPanto, lastyearsroles includedFool inKingLearandofcourseDr.Watson toPeterDeLauriersHolmes in thissummerssoldoutrunofTheSecretofSherlockHolmes.UpnextatPeople'sLight:our2010HolidayPanto,TheThreeMusketeers.AubieMerrylees(BillyBibbit)graduatedinMayfromBrownUniversity,wherehewroteandperformedhisownoriginalsoloshow,FeetFirst,whichhereprisedatPeoplesLightinJuly.OtherperformancesatPLTC include:EndDays,AHigherPlace inHeaven,Arthurs Stone,AChristmasCarol,andThe SecretGarden.Aubiehasalsoappearedinanumberofindependentfilms;lookforhimnextinInkubus,anewmoviestarringRobertEnglundandWilliamForsythe.PaulL.Nolan(Ruckly)isreturningtoPeoplesLightwherehemadehisprofessionalstagedebutinTheIcemanCometh.HismostrecentstageappearancewasinTheSolidGoldCadillacatTheStudioTheatrein D.C. Stage credits from nearly 100 productions include: Endgame, The Hothouse, Hamlet, TheBirthdayParty,RichardIIIandOfMiceandMen.HereceivedawardsforOutstandingPerformancefromTheHollywoodDramaLogueforhiswork inTheRealThingandSpeedThePlow. FilmandTV include:My One and Only, The Wire, Oceans 11 and Signs. For more information, please visit:www.paulnolanactor.comBrandonA.Oakes (ChiefBromden)Ratsienhonoron,Mohawk fromAkwesasne (The LandWhere thePartridge Drum), Quebec/New York. He has performed and toured extensively throughout NorthAmericawithKanataNativeDanceTheatreandRedThunder. Heattended theCentre for IndigenousTheatre inTorontoandthenwentontostudycontemporarydanceandactingattheBanffCentreforthe Arts. He has been dancing and acting in several Contemporary/Traditional native fusionperformancesoverthepast13years.InworkingwithTheNativeEarthTheatreCompanyofToronto,hetoured theoneman showTalesofanUrban Indian in2007. Hehasalsoappeared in Into theWest,Wonderfalls,TakingChances,andalsoas the lead in the livedanceSpirit theSeventhFire,whichhastouredtheU.S.JosephMichaelOBrien(Ellis/Technician) has been seen in Peoples Lights King Lear, MontgomeryTheater'sproductionofILoveMyWife,and11thHourTheatreCompany'sconcertofAustentatious.PetePryor (Dr.Spivey)directedSnowWhiteandCinderellaatPeoplesLight. Thecofounderof1812productions, he is also the recipient of three Barrymore Awards,Road (Wilma Theater), Richard III(Lantern TheaterCompany) andmost recently forDirectorof aMusical (Cinderella,Peoples Light&Theatre). He is the recipient of a Lunt Fontanne Fellowship. Pete is the artist in residence at thePathwaySchool.MarciaSaunders(NurseRatched)hasbeenamemberofthePLTCactingcompanysince1976andwasmostrecentlyseen inTheEmperor'sNewClothes. Overtheyearsshe'senjoyedappearing inover80productionsplayingsuchrolesasAmandainTheGlassMenagerie,LadyMacBethinMacbethandClaire

  • inADelicateBalance,forwhichshewonthe2004BarrymoreawardforOutstandingSupportingActress.ShealsoreceivedanominationforBestActressinManFromNebraskaandnumerousnominationsforher roles inAViewFrom theBridge,AFlea inHerEar,HardTimes,MyMotherSaid INeverShould,Molly'sDeliciousandmostrecentlyforMadamePace inSixCharacters inSearchofanAuthor. Marciaworkedwith JacksonGayat theOffBroadwayAtlanticTheatreCompany inThe IntelligentDesignofJennyChow.Tom Teti (Cheswick) recentlydirected ShirleyValentineandstarred asTheDonatHedgerow.He lastappearedatPeoplesLight inTheEmperorsNewClothes,Stretch:AFantasiaandSnowWhiteandhasalso performed in Cinderella, Treasure Island, and A Tale of Two Cities. He will also appear in theupcoming filmTheDarkFields, featuringBradleyCooper.Thissummerheappeared inPhiladelphia sPlayPennFestival,asBernieMadoff.HeteachesactingatHedgerowTheatre.WilliamZielinski (RandleP.McMurphy)was lastseenatPeople'sLight inTheMerchantofVenice.BillhasbeenlivingandperforminginthePhiladelphiaareaforthepast18years.RegionalTheatreincludes:Shining City, Theatre Exile, The Seafarer,Arden Theatre, Eventide, TheDenver Center Theatre,BUG,Theatre Exile, Arsenic and Old Lace, Baltimore Centerstage, To Kill A Mockingbird, Virginia StageCompany, and Trumbo, National TourFilm and TV includes: Future Weather, Night Catches Us, TheLovelyBones,ShotInTheHeart,Hack,andTheWire.

  • QUICKFACTSPeoplesLight&TheatreCompanyOneFlewOvertheCuckoosNest

    Dates:September12October16,2010Location:PeoplesLight&TheatreCompanyMainStage39ConestogaRoadMalvern,PA19355Tickets:$25$45,withdiscountsavailableforstudentsandgroupsof10ormore.Actors,prices,performancesdatesandtimesaresubjecttochange.Additionalservicechargesmayapply. PublicContactInformationBoxOffice:610.644.3500Groups:610.647.1900x134

    Performances:Sun,September122&7pm(P)Tue,September147:30pm(P)Wed,September152&7:30pm(P)Thurs,September167:30pm(P)Fri,September178pm(P)Sat,September188pm(O)Sun,September192&7pmTues,September217:30pmWed,September222&7:30pmThurs,September237:30pm(T)(B)Fri,September248pmSat,September252pmSun,September262pmWed,September297:30pmFri,October18pmSat,October28pmSun,October32pmThurs,October77:30pm(T)(C)Fri,October88pmSat,October98pmSun,October107pmThurs,October147:30pm(T)Sat,October162&8pmO=OpeningNightP=PreviewPerformanceT=TalkbackPerformanceB=BookClubNightC=CollegeNight

    WritersPlaywrightDaleWassermanAuthorKenKeseyProductionManagerCharlesT.BrastowScenicDesignerWilsonChinCostumeDesignerJessicaFordLightingDesignerJoshuaSchulmanComposer&SoundDesignerFitzPattonFightChoreographerSamanthaBellomoDramaturgElizabethPoolProductionStageManagerPatriciaG.SabatoCastChiefBromdenBrandonA.OakesAideWarrenJamesIjamesAideWilliamsDelantG.KeysNurseRatchedMarciaSaundersNurseFlinnJessicaBedfordDaleHardingLennyHaasEllisJosephMichaelOBrienBillyBibbitAubieMerryleesScanlonMarkLazarCheswickTomTetiMartiniJoeGuzmnRucklyPaulL.NolanRandleP.McMurphyWilliamZielinskiDr.SpiveyPetePryorAideTurkleJeromePrestonBatesCandyStarrLauraCatlawSandraGeorgiaCohen

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