Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE) of Providence will present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, adapted by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey, and directed by Clay B. Martin (Providence). The play tells the story of institutional madness where obedience and conformity are the only acceptable indications of good mental health. Randle P. McMurphy, a charismatic rogue, instantly questions the procedures of the asylum, a system at odds with the individual. The "system" is most clearly represented by cold and calculating Nurse Ratched, and the play is presented from the perspective of Chief Bromden, who views the asylum as a giant machine that was built to control him and his fellow inmates.

The production is a collaboration between STE, Red Fork Empire, a local artist collective, and The Wilbury Theatre Group. The very talented cast and crew includes:


  • Adam Almeida as Ruckly
  • Adam Bram as Scanlon
  • Blake DeVaney as Nurse Flinn
  • Cherylee Dumas as Sandra
  • Dan Boyle as Dale Harding
  • Daniel Perkins as Martini
  • David Adams Murphy as Cheswick
  • Fallon Sousa as Candy Starr & Sandra (Understudy)
  • Geoffrey Besser as Billy Bibbit
  • Javier Aybar as Aide Warren
  • Jay Walker as Chief Bromden
  • Joey Rodriquez as Aide Williams
  • Katherine Niedzwiadek as the Technician
  • Kathleen Seagriff as Candy Starr
  • Madison Weinhoffer as Nurse Ratched
  • Mary Paolino as Dr. Spivey
  • Teddy Lytle as Randle P. McMurphy


  • Clay Martin - Director & Artistic Director
  • Troy Battle - Managing Director
  • Emmy Varden - Stage Manager
  • Kat Fortner - Costume Designer
  • Justin Stanley - Props Designer
  • Katherine Niedzwiadek - Props Manager & Design Assistant
  • Max Ponticelli - Set Designer
  • Andy Russ - Lighting & Sound Designer
  • Dan Boyle - Dramaturg
  • Madison Weinhoffer - Movement Choreographer & Artistic Associate
  • Teddy Lytle - Fight Choreographer & Artistic Associate
  • Jason Shipman - Artistic Associate

Performances will be held at the The Wilbury Theatre Group, located at 40 Sonoma Court in Providence. Previews will be held on August 8th, 9th, and 10th, followed by performances on August 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. All performances will begin at 7:30pm. There is an additional matinee on August 17th. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to curtain. All performances are sensory-friendly.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at Senior, student, under 30, and group rates apply.

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