One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
by Ken Kesey
Directed by Joe Penno

Friday, November 7, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:00 PM

Friday, November 14, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:00 PM

Friday, November 21, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:00 PM

With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, this play is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates, including cowed mama’s boy Billy and silent Native American Chief Bromden. The ward is presided over by the icy Nurse Ratched, and Ratched and McMurphy quickly recognize that each is the other’s worst enemy: an authority figure who equates sanity with correct behavior, and a misfit who is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as he pleases. Also a classic movie starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” runs the range from hysterical to poignant. Show dates are November 7 through November 23, 2014.