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October 27, 2009
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications

Student Alexander Ervin (McMurphy), left, and Broadway veteran Richard Council (Chief Bromden).
GMC Presents "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"

POULTNEY, VT-The weekend of November 13-15, the Green Mountain College Theatre Program will present the powerful and captivating drama "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" written by Dale Wasserman, based on the bestselling 1962 novel by Ken Kesey.

The play takes place in a state mental hospital in the Pacific Northwest. When an extroverted, convicted con man named McMurphy becomes a patient, he turns things upside down on the ward-and accomplishes more with the other patients in one week than the medical profession has been able to do in decades of controlling, medicating and correction. This is not popular with the hyper-controlling head nurse Miss Ratched, and McMurphy, or "Mac" as he has come to be called by his inmate buddies, ends up paying a higher price than anyone expected.

The show features a cast of 17, including professional actor and Broadway veteran Richard Council in the role of Chief Bromden. Directed by GMC Prof. Paula Mann, the show features students Alexandra Cadete and Alexander Ervin in the lead roles of Nurse Ratched and Randle P. McMurphy.

Performances will be at the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall in Ackley at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15th. General admission tickets are $10. Performances are free for GMC students and students from Poultney.


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