One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Directed by Ensemble Member John Kelly Connolly
Written by Dale Wasserman
Basen on the novel by Ken Kesey
Performed March 11, 2010 – May 9, 2010
In an Oregon mental hospital, Nurse Ratched runs a perfectly disciplined ward. The patients follow her every rule and keep no secrets. Enter Randall P. McMurphy, just transferred from prison, with a love for gambling, sex, booze and confrontation. McMurphy bets his new friends that he can unravel Ratched in a week. Told through the foggy haze of Chief Bromden’s hallucinations, the play raises the need to question authority and to attack the subtle dulling of the human spirit by institutions. The novel, written in 1962, is one of the first steps taken in a life full of rebellion, by its Merry Prankster author, Ken Kesey. Ensemble member John Kelly Connolly makes his directorial debut.
Featuring ensemble members Paul D’Addario, Alex Main and Kenny Mihlfried with guest artists David Fink, Katie Geunaldi, Tamarus Harvell, Jillian Jocson, Kent Joseph, Tom Lally, Guy Massey, Calliope Porter, Adam Rosowicz, Amy Speckien, Jay Worthington, Julia Kessler, Evan Lee, Norm Tobin and Michael Harris.
From the Press
“Recommended - This intense, finely acted, well directed production has attention-grabbing actors.”-Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader