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Announcing our 2017 acting workshop!!
June 29th - July 27th
"Creating a Character" 
Click the links below for the description and registration form. 

Creating a Character Workshop

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Current Show
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Dale Wasserman
Directed by
Philip Markella
Performances: June 23, 24, 30, July 1
April 3 & 4, 7:30pm
First Parish Church 


Theater Location
First Parish Church

842 Tremont Street 

Duxbury MA  

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Everett & Harriet Marston Award
The Bay Players is proud to sponsor the Everett & Harriet Marston Award, given annually to a local graduating High School Senior who has participated in, and has demonstrated dedication to, the theatre arts.

Applications for our 2017 award are now being accepted. Click Here to submit an application.  



The play is set in a mental asylum in the Pacific Northwest. McMurphy, a charming rogue, is sent to the asylum after convincing his prison guards that he needs psychiatric care. The ward is overseen by the tyrannical Nurse Ratched, who rules the inmates with an iron fist. McMurphy declares war on the Big Nurse, but who will have the upper hand in the end.



Audition Info

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 


Chief Bromden: The narrator of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Dale Harding: An acerbic, college-educated patient and president of the Patients’ Council.

Billy Bibbit: A shy patient. Billy has a bad stutter and seems much younger than his thirty-one years.

Scanlon: The only Acute (patient seen to be “curable”) besides McMurphy who was involuntarily committed to the hospital.

Cheswick: The first patient to support McMurphy’s rebellion against Nurse Ratched’s power. Cheswick is a man of much talk and little action

Martini: Another hospital patient. Martini lives in a world of delusional hallucinations, but McMurphy includes him in the board and card games with the other patients.

Ruckley: A man of few words or actions. He spends most of his time emulating a crucifiction.

Randle P. McMurphy: McMurphy is larger than life, a man destined to change the asylum forever. Whether he’s a psychopath or not, we’ll never know.

Aide Warren, Aide Williams: Williams and Warren are the orderlies at the ward. These men are always around trying to figure out a way to make life miserable for the patients.

Dr. Spivey: A mild-mannered doctor who may be addicted to opiates.

Nurse Ratched: The head of the hospital ward. Nurse Ratched, the novel’s antagonist, is a middle-aged former army nurse.

Nurse Flinn: Another Ratched minion. Nurse Flinn is afraid of the patients’ sexuality.

Candy Starr: A beautiful, carefree prostitute. Candy Starr visits McMurphy and then comes to the ward for a late-night party that McMurphy arranges.

Sandy: Sandy is a prostitute who knows McMurphy. She joins in on the ward party.


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 The Bay Players is a non-profit community theatre organization serving the South Shore Boston area since 1956. Centered in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Bay Players holds open auditions and welcomes everyone to participate in the excitement of community theatre! Join us on stage, backstage or in the audience! Contact us if you would like to be added to the audition and/or show mailing list.