St. Louis Actors' Studio Cancels One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
|Courtesy St. Louis Actors' Studio|
|Kathleen Quinlan was scheduled to star as Nurse Ratched.|
Founder and producing director William Roth issued the following statement.
"It saddens us to have to do what we have never before. Cancel a production. Especially one that had such promise. A great crew, cast and venue. We have been working on this event for over a year and having to cancel is devastating. We cannot thank everyone enough for their supported with this endeavor."
Cuckoo's Nest was supposed to close out STLAS' fifth season with a bang. Academy Award nominee Kathleen Quinlan (best actress in a supporting role for Apollo 13) was signed to play the role of Nurse Ratched, along with a stellar line-up of St. Louis performers including J. Samuel Davis, Charlie Barron, Rachel Fenton and David Wassilak.
Reached for comment, Roth clarified that the cancellation had nothing to do with the Roberts brothers -- owners of the Roberts Orpheum -- current financial woes, but offered no further information.