Date: May 19, 2005
Contact: Joan Lescot, Executive Producer
Additional Contact: Alice Ensor, Coordination Manager

Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Opens June 10th at The Theatre District
“We are doomed, henceforth, to the terrible burden of sanity.” – Dale Harding

Hollywood, CA – The first production of The Theatre District’s newly reformed Acting Company is Dale Wasserman’s classic play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from the novel by Ken Kesey. Opening June 10th and continuing through July 30th this classic play takes us inside the walls of a state mental hospital in the 1960s. Over 40 years later, we find that both the system and the human experiences are as strikingly similar and relevant today, as when Kesey and Wasserman first wrote them.

Artistic Director Macario Gaxiola directs a cast of 16 actors in this ensemble piece. “Not one character in this play can be dismissed,” Gaxiola explained, “the personal struggles, demons and strengths of each character, mirror one another, and provide us with a reflection of our society.” He continued, “this play remains accessible to audiences because it examines the ‘fried eggs’ of our society, and reveals our similarities to them, rather than our differences.” Gaxiola concluded, “Just what is it that determines who should be on the inside and who on theout? – Wasserman and Kesey ask that same question, and the journey in attempting to answer it, makes for extremely engaging theatre.”

The ensemble cast includes: John Ainsworth, Keith Burke, Maria DiGiosia, Alice Ensor, Randi Haynes, Christian Holiday, Tom Hyer, Ken Jones, Joe Koonce, Gregg Lawrence, Lauren McMeikan, Luis Medina, Jim O'Heir, Russell Richardson, and Rollo Sternaman. 

PERFORMANCES: Friday, June 10th through Saturday, July 30th. Performances on Friday and Saturday evenings are at 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening performances are at 7:00 p.m. on June 26, and July 10 and 24; and Sunday matinee performances are at 2:00 p.m. on June 12, 19, and July 3 and 17. The Sunday June 12th matinee will be a “Pay What You Can” Performance with Box office opening at 1:00 p.m. and tickets sold on a first-come first-serve basis.

TICKETS: $15 for all shows. Group, Senior and Student discounts available. 

THEATRE: 804 North El Centro, Hollywood, California, two blocks North of Melrose, One Block East of Vine

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