Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-10-17

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 are 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. For tickets, check the website: