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Kesey's Cuckoo Classic Comes to CCT's Stage

Aug 8, 2005 – Caribbean Community Theatre presents One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Aug. 12 through 27. Help CCT celebrate its 20th anniversary of bringing live theater to St. Croix audiences –– join us for our 6th show of the 2004-2005 season. This production is directed by Debby Babb, and features the talents of actors Justin Aronstein, Malerie and Tavia Babb, Charles Braslow, Claire Burke, William David-McKean, Bill Gibbons, Charles Jaquays, Allan Laberteaux, Derek Martin, Chuave O'Bryan, Dean Roberts, Jim Snell and Tony Wagner.
One Flew over the Cuckoo’'s Nest, a dramatic comedy by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey, tells the story of a heroic rebel named McMurphy who tries to incite a rebellion among his fellow patients in a mental hospital. The flamboyant McMurphy, who wants to 'live free or die," was played by Kirk Douglas on Broadway and Jack Nicholson in the 1975 Oscar-winning film version of the play. Expressing his basic human rights and impulses, he protests against heavy-handed rules set by the supervisory nurse, and illegally stages a drinking party in the ward——all in the name of liberating his fellow patients and having a little fun. ‟Scarifying and powerful." N.Y. Times. ‟Funny, touching, and exciting." N.Y. Daily News. ‟Brilliant. The stuff of great theater." WQR Radio. ‟Transforms the audiences into one wild cheering section." WNYC Radio. ‟One of the finest, most meaningful and most moving plays of recent times." WPLX TV.
Performance dates are August 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27, 2005 at 8:00 PM (Friday and Saturday evenings), with a matinee opening weekend on Sunday August 14, 2005 at 4:00 PM. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $8 for students ($12. and $5 for CCT members). This production is an Adult Dramatic Comedy and is not recommended for children under age 16. Please arrive early for best seating, as no reservations are being taken for this production. Performances will be held in the Caribbean Community Theatre, at #18 Estate Orange Grove, Christiansted, St. Croix. The box office and bar open at 7:15 PM. For information or directions to CCT, please call 778-1983.
One Flew over the Cuckoo’'s Nest is sponsored by Christiansted Apothecary Hall, Coastal Financial Company, LLC, Essentials for the Office, Richard and Lisa Mackay, and Mongoose 104.9, Isle 95 and Sunny 99.5 FM. This project is jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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