Cast for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

Joplin Little Theatre is proud to announce the cast to our next production, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” debuting May 25th and running through May 29th.

R.P. McMurphy…………………………………………………………………………………… Joel Moore
Dale Harding…………………………………………………………………………………… David O’Neill
Martini……………………………………………………………………………………………..Zach Bradley Ruckly……………………………………………………………………………………………….Dakota Rash
Billy Bibbit………………………………………………………………………………………..Alex Chesney
Cheswick………………………………………………………………………………………….Barry Arwood
Chief Bromden……………………………………………………………………………………. Jon Matson
Nurse Ratched………………………………………………………………………………. Marilyn Miller
Nurse Flinn……………………………………………………………………………………….Klaire Hardy
Candy Starr……………………………………………………………………………….Carrie Wilkinson
Sandra………………………………………………………………………………………………Klaire Hardy Scanlon……………………………………………………………………………………………..Robert Myers  
Dr. Spivey……………………………………………………………………………………Richard Roberts
Aide Williams……………………………………………………………………………………..William Bell

 

 

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Auditions for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, April 4th and 5th

Auditions for Joplin Little Theatre’s next production, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, will be Monday and Tuesday, April 4th and 5th, from 7pm-9pm at Joplin Little Theatre. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Needed are 12 men and 4 women. Directed by Lisa Wood, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest tells the story of R. P. McMurphy; a dedicated man who, after finding himself on the wrong side of the law, pleads insane and ends up at a psychiatric hospital, run by the militant Nurse Ratched. The two personalities clash when McMurphy riles up the other psych patients, leading to a climatic struggle between order and freedom. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest runs May 25th-29th.OneFlewauditions2

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“Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz, running March 30th-April 3rd

ODC2Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz premiered on Broadway in November 2011 and was a Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Greg Swartz directs an ensemble cast in this powerful, passionate show that the New York Times described as “one of the best new plays of the decade.”

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.

Other Desert Cities debuts March 30th and runs through April 3rd. Doors will open at 7pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm, with a 2:30 matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $13 for general admission and $11 for seniors and students. To reserve tickets, contact the Box Office during operating hours at 417-623-3638, or on our tickets page!

This show contains mature subject matter and language. Viewer discretion strongly advised.

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Announcing the cast of “Other Desert Cities”, directed by Greg Swartz

It’s with great pleasure we announce the cast of Joplin Little Theatre’s next production, “Other Desert Cities“, directed by Greg Swartz.

BROOKE WYETH________________ Tegan Whited
POLLY WYETH_________________ Kelly Purser
LYMAN WYETH_________________ Dave Woods
SILDA GRAUMAN______________ Carolyn McGowan
TRIP WYETH_________________ Skylar Walton

“I want to thank everyone who came out to audition. There were enough talented actors who came out that I could have easily cast this show three times over. I could never have hoped for such a wonderful turn out. I was left with some heartbreaking decisions. I wish I could have cast everyone and I hope to see all of you come back out for future shows!” –Greg Swartz

“Other Desert Cities” will debut March 30th and run through April 3rd. To reserve tickets, contact the box office during operating hours at 417-623-3638, or online at http://joplinlittletheatre.org/wordpress/tickets/

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Auditions for J. R. Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities”, directed by Greg Swartz

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OPEN AUDITIONS

Other Desert Cities

a play by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Greg Swartz

February 8 & 9, 7:00p.m. Joplin Little Theatre

In this searing comedy-drama, writer Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas with her famous and politically-connected parents, her brother and her aunt. When she announces her plans to publish a tell-all memoir of crucial events in the family’s past, she brings to light old wounds and family secrets. This riveting and scathingly funny play was nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for Best Play and was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
“One of the best new plays of the decade.” The New York Times

THE CHARACTERS :

BROOKE (mid 30’s – mid 40’s) A successful writer. Highly intelligent and deeply troubled by her family’s history. Recently hospitalized due to a mental breakdown. “An attractive and dry woman.” (JRBaitz)

POLLY (late 50’s – 70’s) Graceful and acerbic matriarch. Friend of Nancy Reagan. Devoted to the preservation of her family’s social standing. Doesn’t suffer fools gladly. “Elegant, forthright and whip-smart.” (JRBaitz)

LYMAN (late 50’s – 70’s) Solid, yet gentle father. Has a sense of humor about himself and deep love for his family. Former B-movie actor and Republican party leader. “He is sturdy in the way of old Californians of a particular type.” (JR Baitz)

TRIP (20’s -early 30’s) Brooke’s younger brother. Witty and self-effacing. A reality TV producer. Easy-going, but has troubles of his own. Loves his family. Devoted to his sister. “A bright, funny man.” (JRBaitz)

SILDA (50’s – 70’s) Polly’s sister and former writing partner. Wise-cracking and fresh out of rehab. Savvy, yet reckless and fragile. Unafraid to speak her mind. “A mess. No makeup, hair disheveled. She wears a muumuu and carries a pill case marked with the days of the week.” (JRBaitz)

 

CASTING NOTE:

 

Actors selected for the above roles do not necessarily have to fall within these suggested age ranges – they are presented here as a guideline. Casting will be strongly dependent on how well actors pair with each other.

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. No prepared pieces necessary.
This show contains Adult Content and Language.
Show dates: March 30 – April 3, 2016

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