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One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Show Date: 2015-10-21
MPAA Rating: Family
Production: Committed Artist of Namibia (CAN)
Writers: American playwright Dale Wasserman
Performers: David Campbell, Brumelda English,Adriano Visagie, Enthony Titus, Wayne Beukes, Peter Peter, Lynne Jacobs and Frederick B. Philander.
Storyline: One Flew over the cuckoo’s Nest, will be re-staged, at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) on Wednesday 21st – Thursday the 22nd October 2015, 20H00 at the NTN Backstage. The staging of this world classic play coincides with the annual Mental Awareness Month of the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the whole of October, which will reach a climax on Friday 9 October with events to be staged at UNAM and elsewhere in the capital and country wide. The outrageously funny and analytical play by American playwright Dale Wasserman is directed by Namibian award-winning dramaturg, Frederick B. Philander, who also confidently and convincingly portrays the role of a Columbian Indian Chief. Philander has also adapted the play from a five-hour stage work to a ninety minute drama for the benefit of Namibian audiences. The play, dealing with the trials and tribulations of male mental patients in an asylum, boasts the talents of a number of newcomers to the CAN acting fraternity such as David Campbell in the lead role of Randle McMurphy, Brumelda English tripling up as nurse Flynn, doctor Spivey and Candy, Adriano Visagie doubling up as hospital orderly Williams and patient Martini, Enthony Titus as patient Harding, Wayne Beukes as patient Cheswick and Peter Peter in the role of orderly Warren. Veteran CAN-actress, Lynne Jacobs portrays the lead role of Nurse Ratched. The drama had been staged to rave reviews and media acclaim dubbed “A consummate” and “A captivating play” by The Namibian and Windhoek Observer in August to the benefit of the inhabitants of the western suburbs in the capital. These two performances are aimed at involving a greater percentage of the populace outside the western suburbs. CAN is also planning to export the American play to the Grahams Town Festival next year as part of its efforts to entertain Southern African audiences with selected plays from all six continents in the world. Tickets are available at all Computicket outlets country wide at N$120-00 p/person and N$60-000 for students with a valid student card. Bookings can be made at the NTN box-office by phoning Tel: 061-374406. Sponsors for this production is the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Gregs Motors, Khomasdal Motor Spares, Khomasdal Service Station with the support of the National Theatre of Namibia.
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Country: Namibia
Language: English
Director: Frederick B. Philander