One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

 

By Ken Kesey

Adapted for Stage/Playwright by Dale Wasserman

Directed by Donna Byrne

The rebellious Randle P McMurphy, incarcerated, avoids further sentencing on the state work farm by feigning psychosis. He is transferred to a state mental hospital where he incites his fellow-patients to rebel against the ward tyrant, Nurse Ratched. He is transferred to a state mental hospital where he incites his fellow-patients to rebel against the ward tyrant, Nurse Ratched. McMurphy turns the ward upside down in his quest for liberation. Profoundly affecting his fellow inmates, McMurphy challenges them to see their world in a different way. McMurphy is a force to be reckoned with but with victory comes a high price.


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Randle Patrick McMurphy

David returned to acting and theatre in 2016 after a two-decade absence. He has since appeared regionally as Caliban in The Tempest (Shakespeare by the Lake), Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (Hudson Players), Percy Knobbs/Andrew in Pheobe’s Gift (Theatre Panache), Spike in Vanya, Sonya, Masha & Spike (Lakeshore Players) and Reginald Fessenden in Fessenden Follies (Clockmaster Productions). This is David’s third…

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Nurse Ratched

Lisa Vindasius Lisa is so excited to be playing Nurse Ratched in Hudson Players’ production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Lisa has previously played Miss Bent in Clockmaster Productions’ “Fessenden Follies”, directed by Glen Robinson, and Nurse Harper in Hudson Players production of “Jack of Diamonds”, directed by Don Anderson.  She also played…

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Dale Harding

Joe Dineen – Barney Originally from New Jersey, Joe has performed in numerous Off Broadway productions in New York, including Enter Laughing, Chorus Girls on Mars, Half Deserted Streets and Short Time. He has appeared in many Lakeshore Players and Hudson Village Theatre Panto productions over the years. He also played in Hail to the Chief and…

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Chief Bromden

Nick’s involvement in the dramatic arts dates back to the somewhat tender age of 11, where he first walked onto the planks in a community theatre production within his hometown of Laval. Twenty-four years later, he makes an appearance in such a show again – though it isn’t to say that nothing has happened in…

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Scanlon - Social Chair

Jean-Frédéric is delighted to take on the role of Scanlon in this production of One Flew Over the Coo Coo’s nest. His credits include The Magic Mirror in Snow White and Seven Dwarves (Hudson Village Theatre PANTO), Antonio in The Tempest (Hudson Players Club), Valerin the Vicious in Camelot (Hudson village theatre PANTO), Gaetan Bolduc…

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Dr. Spivy

Simon Côté – Policeman Simon’s past credits include The Lounge Singer in Snow White: The Panto (Hudson Village Theater), Thibeau in Balconville and Borrachio in Much Ado About Nothing(Hudson Players Club), Jud in Oklahoma! and Underling in Drowsy Chaperone (Hudson Music Club), Chief of Police in The Inspector General (Lakeshore Players), Javertin Les Misérables (Productions Coracole), Pirate…

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Aide Williams

Dan Wheeler – Mortimer Dan fairly recently rediscovered his interest in live theatre when he was invited into a production of Hudson Music Club’s “Oklahoma!” in 2014. That interest has developed into a passionate hobby, and he has performed in a dozen amateur theatrical productions and concerts since then. He’s honoured to be part of “One…

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Phil Gausden

Vice President - Technical Production Manager - Ruckly

Phil started his theatrical involvement painting sets for the hudson village theatre pantomime and graduated to designing and building sets for hudson players club.  in 2012 he made his stage debut as an ugly sister in Cinderella. since then he has performed in a number of HPC and HVT productions and with this show combines…

Jasmine Winter is a Montreal based actress and creator who has been performing since she was little. She made her stage debut in elementary school where she played Colombina in a Commedia dell’Arte piece. During her time at Dawson College, studying professional theatre, she got the opportunity to interpret such classic characters as Romeo (Romeo…

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Billy Bibbitt

Kyle Shillibeer recently discovered the stage. Acting the role of Prince Charming in Hudson Theatre’s 2018 ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ pantomime was so fulfilling he ran straight to audition for other plays. Now considering going to acting school, he feels this is the beginning of a life-long passion. Playing Billy in ‘One Flew…

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Candy Star

Tamara is excited to be joining Hudson Players’ Club for her first production with them! An English Literature and Psychology graduate, she is thrilled to come back to her roots of drama and mental health advocacy with this show. Past theatre credits include Penelope Ann in Bye Bye Birdie(WISTA), Mrs. Cohen in RENT(Hillel), Aunt Martha…

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Roxane’s love of theatre dates back to childhood when she performed in many school and summer camp plays. She studied theatre for several years at the Montreal School of Performing arts. While living in Madrid, she was part of a British theatre club performing skits in various venues around town. She also has worked as…

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Cheswick

David is thrilled to be part of this talented cast in his first work with Hudson Players. Trained by John Strasberg, this versatile Montreal actor has appeared on stage in such diverse roles as Peter Quince in a French adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Sheriff Peach in Paul Van Dyke’s Blood Wild, as…

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Although  alan’s been acting for 30 years, this is his first show with hudson players, and he’s thrilled to be a part of it. Alan began taking acting courses at montreal school of performing arts,and has appeared in both big and small-budget films. He’s also performed in numerous stage productions  his most recent performance was…

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Karen DeLorme

HPC Board - Secretary Aide Warren

Karen has been involved with theatre since 2008, and has appeared in many Christmas pantomimes and several Hudson Players Club productions in diverse roles. Most recently she performed in Clockmaster Productions Fesseden’s Follies directed by Glen Robinson. She is very grateful for the help and support for her acting passion from her husband Stephane and her…

Turkle

Marc has been a part of the amateur theater scene for many years both on and off stage. Some of his favourite roles include; Lesgate in Dial M for Murder (Hudson Players Club), Gunther in Puss in Boots, Anistasia in Cinderella, Will Scarlet in Robin Hood (for Hudson Village Theatre in their Holiday Pantomime), and most recently…

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Meet Our Production Team

Producer – Elizabeth Harwood

Director – Donna Byrne

Production Manager – Phil Gausden

Stage Manager – Shelley Walters

Set Design – JC Olivier

Lighting Design – Adam Walters

Sound Design – Roy Vuorela

Props – Darlene Reynolds

ASM – Amanda Doran

Publicity – John Sheridan

Box Office – Cat Forbes

 

 

Director

Donna has directed over 36 plays. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nestby Dale Wasserman adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey, produced by Hudson Players Club is her most current project. Others include, Lakeshore Players Production of The Miracle Worker, 2018, LovePotion2018, Meditations of Guido Kowalski2017 both in the Montreal Fringe Festival written by Irene…

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Phil Gausden

Vice President - Technical Production Manager - Ruckly

Phil started his theatrical involvement painting sets for the hudson village theatre pantomime and graduated to designing and building sets for hudson players club.  in 2012 he made his stage debut as an ugly sister in Cinderella. since then he has performed in a number of HPC and HVT productions and with this show combines…

Elizabeth Harwood

President - Producer

Publicity

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Stage Manager

My Husband Steve Walters tried for many years to get me involved in community theatre both here and in the U.K, I eventually gave in and auditioned for a role in the Hudson Village Theatre’s Panto of “Cinderella”, and got a lead role. I then decided that being on stage was not for me, and…

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Darlene is delighted to be back as properties mistress for The Hudson Players Club. Her last production there was The Great Gatsby. She has also been part of the backstage crew,in varying capacities, for Lakeshore Players Dorval.  Most recently doing props for The Miracle Worker. She is thrilled to be involved in a quality production…

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A graduate of McGill, Université de Montréal and the National Theatre School of Canada, his work as scenic artist and set designer has been seen across Canada for more than forty years. Awards: Ovation Award (2006 Best Scenic Design for Peter Pan, Vancouver BC), 2006 Jessie Award nomination for Peter Pan, and a second Ovation…

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Adam Walters has been in theatre since he was 8 years old. Starting off as an actor he eventually became more interested in the design aspect of theatre. He has since graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in Production Design and Technical Arts with a focus on Lighting Design for Theatre. He has…

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