Drama Club Wrapping Up Cuckoo Rehearsals

Story by: Tanner O’ Neil & Mr. Sheehy;  Photos by: Tony Sloat

What most people don’t know about theatre is what hard work it is. Right now students are in the making of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a play adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman. The play features a cast of 17 students and involves a production crew of 42. Rehearsals began in September and opening night (November 17th) is fast approaching.

“This show is really something special,” says Mr. Lore, the technical director, “as this production has not been done for over 15 years.  It is also something special because of the nature of this production.  This is Mr. Speck’s Master’s Thesis production in conjunction with the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  So, needless to say, we are amping things up a bit – as the stakes are a bit higher.”

Tickets go on sale for students and staff in the Central High theatre box office (the old Decca Store) at 7am sharp on Monday, November 7th. Tickets for the general public become available the following day, November 8th.

Break a leg!