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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

By Ken Kasey and Dale Wasserman
Directed by: Pug Bujeaud

Performance Dates: May 1-17, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 2pm
Artist's Benefit Pay-What-You-Can Thursday | May 7 at 7:30pm

Randle Patrick McMurphy is a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. He quickly takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He 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 chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction: a frontal lobotomy.

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Later Event: June 12
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