YORK – The Geneseo Community Players are bringing Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to York Central School, featuring several local local names like Gene Scherline, Stan Janczak, Chris Norton, Dave Peck, and Phil Bracchi.
Producer Darlene Hunt and firsttime Director Blaine Vanry will bring their unique adaptation based on the play to the Ivan F. Hilfiker Auditorium at York Central School on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
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“Half of the cast is in their sixties and seventies, and have been acting for forty years, they’re super veterans,” said Vanry. “I just have to say it one time and they’ve got it.”
The other half of the cast is newer to the art form, and are students who attend York High School and local colleges. Vanry says that it all works out in the end, with the more seasoned actors helping the amateurs.
“We all get along very well, we work very well together, and it makes life easy,” said Vanry.
Tickets are $12 adults and $10 for children and students.
Blane Vanry comes from a set design background, and has been designing shows for the Genesee Community Players and York High School, including this production. He has appointed two high school freshmen to be in charge of the lighting design. Vanry is confident in their abilities, because the two young adults have been designing for the Genesee Community Players since they were twelve years old.
Vanry said that he hopes that word gets around and a good number of people shows up to see this never-before seen adaptation.