October 19, 2007

Samford Theatre Presents ´One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Oct. 25-28

"... The play, made familiar by the classic 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson, tells the tale of Randle P. McMurphy, a convicted felon who has himself declared insane in order to get out of prison and into a more comfortable mental hospital..."

Samford University will open its new Pete Hanna Center during a series of Homecoming events.Samford University Theatre will stage "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Oct. 25-28.

The play, made familiar by the classic 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson, tells the tale of Randle P. McMurphy, a convicted felon who has himself declared insane in order to get out of prison and into a more comfortable mental hospital. He soon finds that Nurse Ratched runs the facility with an iron fist, and he quickly challenges the rules.

Dale Wasserman's stage adaptation of  the best-selling novel by Ken Kesey made its Broadway premiere in 1963, one  year after the book was published.

Samford senior theatre major Brad Roller of Birmingham directs the production. 

Annie Hackney, a junior theatre major from Birmingham, plays nurse Ratched. John Cooley, a senior theatre major from Birmingham, plays McMurphy. Matt Godfrey, a senior theatre major from Birmingham, plays chief Bromden.

Other cast members are Bill Camp, Bob Miley , Cody Hays, Jenny  Wiggins, Jeremy Hunt, Jordan Bondurant, Kelli Winn, Lisa Jane Wright, Michael Dove, Neal Tucker, Paul Lance, Quincy Price and Rush Brunson.

Performances will be in Samford's Harrison Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, 26 and 27; and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Ticket prices are $10 adults, $8 senior adults and $6 students/children. For information, call (205) 726-2853. Follow this link for tickets: www.samfordartstickets.com.

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