office/information: 618.462.3205
Alton Little Theater Showplace: 2450 N. Henry (PO Box 156) - Alton, IL
Evening performances: 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinees: 2 pm

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST on stage beginning October 26

posted Oct 10 2018 4:06 PM

Sometimes a play becomes a revolution, an idea lights the night sky, and a character becomes a part of cultural literacy. In 1963 a play called ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST ignited a national debate about mental health and treatment in state facilities ---and a charming rogue of a patient (character) did it all with reckless abandonment of the rules. 

"CUCKOO" is about humanity and compassion and re-checking our notions of what makes us all "sane". This endearing play is being staged at the Alton Little Theater Showplace October 26th - November 3rd. It is compelling drama --one of the best--sixteen actors make us remember what rattled our sensibilities and made us laugh and cry 50 years ago. 

You're invited to see a great play, a timeless play, a production that is worthy of memories. Call 618-462-3205 for tickets or buy at Please come and support an award-winning piece of theater at the Alton Little Theater.

The drama is directed by Kevin Frakes and features Kelly Haugland as R. P. McMurphy; Joel Simansky as Chief Bromden and Valerie Sprague as Nurse Ratched. The ensemble is bravely led by Shea Maples as "Billy" and Sawyer Burton as "Dale Harding." Residents and staff are portrayed by Pat Anderson, Tiffani Bowen, Vernon Hamel, Brad Kincaid, Amilia Lingel, Chris Lingel, Kayla Robinson, Andrew Richards, Matthew Runyan, Nick Trapp and Gary Wiser 

Cheri Hawkins, Lee Cox, Brant McCance, Dennis Stevenson and Ethan Handel support in technical roles. 

A great play deserves a great audience - so won't you plan on attending one of seven performances at the Showplace. The only thing more frightening than Halloween is the real life experiences of people who have lost their will and their  voices - until now! 

Interviews and photo opportunities can be arranged through Lee Cox 618-531-3777.



2450 N. Henry Street, PO BOX 156| Alton, IL 62002  618.462.3205