Presented as part of the NTPA Professional Series
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 martinet. 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.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has won multiple awards including the Tony Award for Best Play and Academy Award for Best Picture.
Directed by Stefany Cambra, Ms. Cambra is excited to returning to her hometown of Plano to direct this iconic production. This spring intensive is part of NTPA Professional Series of thought provoking programs modeled after professional theatre production.
Credits: By Dale Wasserman. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Samuel French