One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is a dramatic comedy about hope, friendship and the eternal desire to control one's own destiny. The play examines a charismatic rogue who manipulates the system so he can serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than prison. He learns quickly that this move is a mistake when he meets his match in the head nurse whose tyrannical grip on her patients had been unshakable until McMurphy. He swiftly takes control of the ward accomplishing what the medical personnel have been unable to do for twelve years; coaxing a presumed deaf and dumb Native American to speak and leading the others from submission into independence. For this "infraction", Head Nurse Ratched punishes McMurphy with electric shock treatments. The duel between the two finally culminates when he arranges a rollicking midnight party, complete with girls and liquor. Lest she lose complete control over her ward, Ratched forces him to undergo a frontal lobotomy. But, an unexpected friend helps McMurphy have the final word.
Fri-Sat Feb 2nd -17th 8:00 p.m., Sun Matinee 2:00 p.m. Feb 11 & Feb 18.
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