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Spring 2016

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

By Dale Wasserman

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, recommended ages 15 and up

From the Samuel French Website:
Winner! 2001 Tony® Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
Kirk Douglas played on Broadway as a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce artinet. Quickly, he 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. Winner of the 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival.
"Cuckoo is captivating." - N.Y. Post.
"Scarifying and powerful." - N.Y. Times.
"Funny, touching, and exciting." - N.Y. Daily News.
"Brilliant. The stuff of great theatre." - WQR Radio
"Transforms the audience into one wild cheering section." - WNYC Radio.
"One of the finest, most meaningful and most moving play of recent times." - WPIX TV

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest AUDITION DATES:
Tuesday, January 26th, Wednesday February 27th & Thursday January 28th (Call Backs)
Click on the Audition Link for more details

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest PRODUCTION DATES:
April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 pm
April 10, 17 at 2:00pm  

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