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Lamplighters Theatre is holding auditions for Dale Wasserman’s

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”


DIRECTOR:  Jennifer Peters

PRODUCER:  Pamela Stompoly


AUDITIONS: Monday, November 14, Tuesday, November 15, and Monday, November 21, 2022, between 7 and 10 pm.  We will add more dates/times if needed. Click on the link below to reserve an audition time slot.




5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942


CALLBACKS: Monday, November 28, and Tuesday, November 29, 7 – 10 pm

SHOW RUN:  March 3 through March 26, 2023. March 3 through March 26, 2023 (Please reserve March 31 through April 2 for possible extension)

PERFORMANCES:  Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: TBA.  First table reading on January 16, 2023. Please bring all potential rehearsal conflict dates to the audition.

AUDITION INFORMATION: Sides will be provided upon request, as well as a link to the script. 

Please bring your most current headshot and resume.

All roles are open for inclusivity and diversity.  Lamplighters is an all-volunteer organization.



When Randle Patrick McMurphy gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment.  But the martinet Nurse Ratched runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication, and session of electroconvulsive therapy.   Once inside, McMurphy encounters several patients who lack faith in themselves, and he becomes their advocate in a clash with the hospital staff. 


CAST OF CHARACTERS: (There are 16 roles to fill that are of varying sizes; we may choose to have actors play more than one role


THE PATIENTS                         THE STAFF                       OTHERS


Chief Bromden                           Nurse Ratched                  Candy Starr

Randle P. McMurphy                    Aide Warren                      Sandra

Dale Harding                              Aide Williams                     

Billy Bibbit                                  Dr. Spivey         

Scanlon                                      Nurse Flinn

Cheswick                                    Aide Turkel                



NOTE: There is a range of contentious themes explored within this play, including, but not limited to, profanity, sexuality, suicide, murder, and death.