One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
May 20, May 21, May 22, 2016
7pm Fri/Sat. 2pm Sun. This is a staged reading.
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Play by Dale Wasserman. From the novel by Ken Kesey. Directed by Danny Betz.
Randle Patrick McMurphy opts to serve his time for -repeated outbreaks of passion that suggest the possible diagnosis of psychopath- at the Oregon State Mental Institution instead of prison because he believes it will be an easier sentence. It only takes a couple hours on Nurse Ratcheds ward for McMurphy to realize his mistake. Quickly he takes over the yard and leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and certain outside ladies. For one offense, Nurse Ratched has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction of a frontal lobotomy. Narrated by the long-time, presumed deaf and dumb, Native American inmate, Chief Bromden, the audience is drawn into this tragicomic allegory. Parents are advised that there is strong language and mild adult themes.
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Garret Players Community Theatre
219 North Broad Street
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