One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
By Dale Wasserman
Sep 9th – Sep 25th
Fri & Sat at 8:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest takes place in a mental institution in the Pacific Northwest which is dominated by Nurse Ratched (Big Nurse), a cold, precise woman with calculated gestures and a mechanical manner. It tells the story of McMurphy, an energetic con man who seeks institutionalization as a means of escaping the rigors of a prison work farm. Before long, he begins to challenge the dictatorial Nurse Ratched with his lively spirit, irrevocably altering the destiny of those in the ward. The story is punctuated by insights from the strong, silent patient “Chief,” and a series of skirmishes between McMurphy and Big Nurse eventually lead to havoc in the ward.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.