One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Grades 9-12 and any ACE

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NOTE: Following the model of professional theatre, this show will be Single Cast.

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 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. 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.

Credits: By Dale Wasserman. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Samuel French