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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Presented by Cardinal Music Productions
December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Cardinal Music Productions presents One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Dale Wasserman’s Tony Award Winning Dramatic Comedy adapted from the novel by Ken Kessey at The Green Room Theatre inside E.J. Lajeunesse on November 29, 30, December 1, 6, 7, & 8, 2019.
In 1964 Dale Wasserman’s stage adaptation of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest made its Broadway premiere and starred Kirk Douglas as Randle Patrick McMurphy, Gene Wilder as Billy Bibbit, William Daniels as Harding, Ed Ames as “Chief” Bromden, and Joan Tetzel as Nurse Ratched.
The play tells the story of charming rogue, Randle Patrick McMurphy, who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. He quickly 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.
Directed by Niki Richardson
Produced by Joe Cardinal
Shows take place at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday.
Tickets are $25 for general seating and available at the Cardinal Music box office at 2569-B Jefferson Blvd. or by calling 519-944-5800.
The Green Room Theatre is located at 600 E.C. Row Avenue West (inside E.J. Lajeunesse).