One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
"A STAGED READING"
October 13th, 2018
Martin Jewett Hall, Cambridge, MA
Some rules were meant to be broken...
"In a psychiatric hospital in the 1960's, a new patient ultimately makes the biggest sacrifice for the men he considers his friends..."
Production photos courtesy of Mary Dennis Photography
NANCY GROSSMAN OF BROADWAY WORLD SAYS,
"Dowling's take on the sociopathic head nurse was chilling as she spoke in soothing tones one minute, and became like an abusive drill sergeant the next. Dante took a deep dive into the cocky, unhinged McMurphy, and assumed command of the sad, scared bunch in the day room. His was an authentic, compelling performance that gave a sense of urgency to McMurphy's mission.With One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Theater Uncorked has another feather in its cap."
MIKE HOBAN OF THE THEATER MIRROR SAYS,
"It’s tough to play a role that is so closely associated with an legendary actor, as is McMurphy with Jack Nicholson, but Dante was able to make the character his own, and his interactions with the “looneys”.... were honest and compelling. Dowling was equally good as the icy Ratched, as she squashes the hopes of her charges without a hint of conscience. After seeing Theater UnCorked’s and Steinbach’s vision of “Cuckoo’s Nest”, one hopes that they will consider it for a full theatrical run – with as much of the same cast as possible. The production, the play and the the theater-going public deserve it."
AND KITTY DREXEL OF THE NEW ENGLAND THEATRE GEEK CLAIMS,
“Bobbie Steinbach’s staged reading is as effective as a traditional staging. Only a few actors carried scripts. The minimalist set, lighting and costume design was enough to transport us to the mental health facility. The sound design was eerie. Most importantly, the acting was believable and the characters clear. It had all the necessary makings of a great production."Theatre Uncorked took a moderately adapted script and turned it into a great performance. It’s just spooky enough to tingle the toes this Halloween season.”
* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
Gene Dante - McMurphy
Kerry Dowling* - Nurse Ratched
Pedro Figueroa - Chief
Robert Saoud* - Cheswick
Jackson Baron - Billy
Ray O'Hare - Harding/Turkle
John Manning - Scanlon
Becca Lewis - Sandra
Taylor Hilliard - Ruckley
Billy Jenkins - Martini
Jon Smalls - Warren
Paul Richard Yarborough* - Williams/Spivey
Ivy Ryan - Candy
Bobbie Steinbach* (Director) has been a longtime member of Boston’s amazing theatre community as actor, director, cabaret performer and acting coach. Bobbie is a Founding Member of Actors’ Shakespeare Project and a Resident Actor with the company. She has performed in countless productions with ASP, Hungtinton Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Stoneham Theatre, Speakeasy Stage Company, having been nominated for multiple Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for Outstanding Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Directing credits: Shakespeare Now! Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth; Boston Conservatory: Our Town; New Repertory Theatre Touring Company: The Diary of Anne Frank. In 2015 The Theatre Communications Guild honored Bobbie with a two-year Resident Actor Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement, for which she partnered with Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and developed a company project, I Am Lear, and a solo show, In Bed With the Bard. She is also the 2016 Huntington Theatre Company’s Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. Bobbie is an acting coach working mainly with high school students, preparing them for their college theatre auditions. Upcoming shows: 1776 at New Rep and 12th Night ASP/Lyric Stage. WWW.BOBBIESTEINBACH.COM
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