Fresh off their third tour to Iceland with crazy adventures like playing at an Icelandic film star’s wedding to a show on a whale watching boat, San Francisco based band, Dirty Cello will present their exciting blend of blues, rock and Americana that has been described by Oakland Magazine as, “...funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical” to the Willits Community Theatre on Jan 28.
Band leader and cellist Rebecca Roudman is also a member of classical orchestras, but with the Dirty Cello band she lets her hair down and uses her classical training to push the cello to its limits - more Jimi Hendrix than Yo -Yo Ma.
Rebecca describes the Dirty Cello show as, “We play what folks want to hear, from the Devil Went Down to Georgia to Led Zeppelin, we go on stage with a huge collection of songs and then just have a ton of fun - we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we just want the audience to have a good time too.”
This band of road warriors has played their unique blend of music all over the world with tours from Italy to the Middle East and everywhere in between.
Roudman reports that Dirty Cello’s shows are all about high energy and fun. The band is known for taking everything a bit uptempo, running into the crowd, and prompting classic singalongs.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the classic play that pits human freedom against institutional order and conformity. In this play, the zombie-like routine of a mental hospital is upset when con-man, womanizer and gambler R.P. McMurphy is institutionalized. When McMurphy starts a one-man campaign to help the patients recover their sanity, he comes into conflict with Nurse Ratched, who is intent on maintaining discipline and power in her institutional world. The conflict between McMurphy and Ratched is one of classic stories in American theatre.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was written by Dale Wasserman and is based on Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel. It is directed by Billy Hetherington and features Joshua Sternberg as McMurphy and Kelly Kesey as Nurse Ratched. The cast includes Jerek Ford, Sarah France, Paola Grubica-Johnson, Forrest Glyer, Tifany Leigh-Logan, Talisman Marshall, Garrett Moore, Pat Nunes, Ben Strasser, Lee Stipe, Aris Vellis and Cortlandt Wilson.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest opens on Friday February 10 and plays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for three weeks, closing on Sunday February 26. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30; Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for all shows and are available on this website.