$15,000 raised for local community college theater


MT. GAY, WV (WOWK) — A production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has raised $15,000 for upgrades to Savas Kostas Performing Arts Center at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

The upgrade includes new curtains, sound, lighting and more. The theater is used by the college and is available to schools, organizations and groups.

The production, which featured students, staff and community members, was the first in 15 years at the local college.

A press release says 1,600 people attended the production over the course of four days.

The cast included:

The patients:

  • Randle P. McMurphy – Dominic Rodighiero
  • Chief Bromden – Kevin Brian Johnson
  • Dale Harding – Denny Frost
  • Billy Bibbit – Josh Runyon
  • Cheswick – J. Christopher Gray
  • Scanlon – Jade Soul
  • Martini – Joshua Faust
  • Ruckley–Johnathon Spence
  • Fredricks – Bobby Phillips

The staff:

  • Nurse Ratched- Brittany Wallace
  • Help Warren – Geoffrey Saunders
  • Help Williams – Marksie Dunn
  • Dr. Spivey – Bill Cook
  • Nurse Flinn – Haylee Webb
  • Help Turkle – Dr. Jeffrey Yeager


  • Candy Starr – Shana Nelson
  • Sandra – Kaity Dingess

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