One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Title

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Files

Streaming Media

Playwright

Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman

Performance Dates

April 30 - May 2, May 8-9, 2009

Creative Team

Directed by..............................Dennis Romer

Set Design..............................Stephanie Gerckens

Costume Design.....................Rebecca White

Sound Design.........................Dave Mead

Lighting Design.......................David Kerr

Fight Choreography by............Drew Cotton

Stage Managed by..................Allie Van Niman

Synopsis

First published as a book by Ken Kesey in 1962, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was inspired by Kesey's job as an orderly at a veteran's hospital and by the 1960s counterculture movement touting such themes as freedom, rebellion and fearlessness. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is Dale Wasserman's adaptation of the novel. Sentenced to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Randle Patrick McMurphy convinces the guards he's crazy enough to need psychiatric care and is sent to a hospital. He fits in surprisingly well, his point of view actually causing some of the patients to progress, until Nurse Ratched decides that things are moving just a little too progressively. It's the classic antiestablishment tale of one man asserting his individuality in the face of a repressive, conformist system.

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theatre, Musical Theatre, Drama

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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