One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Cuckoo Flies Again

In 1962 Ken Kesey wasn’t yet known as a Merry Prankster when his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, groundbreaking for its critical portrayal of a mental institution, launched him from a ’60s acid muncher to the higher pantheon of American letters. For the 85th anniversary of Albuquerque Little Theatre (224 San Pasquale SW), William R. Stafford directs the stage adaptation of the book. Join the crazies and follow the intrigues of Randle P. McMurphyfamously played by Jack Nicholson in the movie versionas he pleads insanity to elude criminal charges and spends a stint in a psychiatric hospital. We soon wonder which is worsejail or the psych ward? Things get heated as he butts heads with the dominatrix-like Nurse Ratched, who rules the hospital with an iron fist. The action mounts when McMurphy leads the patients into open revolt and all hell breaks loose. It’s a bold look at what defines “insanity” in an uptight society. Who’s crazier, the doctor or the patient? Runs through Sept. 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm; with a special performance on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:30pm. Tickets $12-$22. See or call 242-4750 for more info. (Ian Wolff)

Friday Sep 5, 2014

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224 San Pasquale Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1133

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William R. Stafford directs this adaptation of the famous book and film about patients in a mental ward who rebel against an evil nurse. Runs through 9/14.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest By Dale Wasserman; from the novel by Ken Kesey Directed by William R. Stafford Starring Mark Hisler, Joni Chapman Lloyd, Kenneth Ruthardt, Yannig Morin, Vincent Marcus, Neil Faulconbridge, Frank Melcori, Nicholas Ganjei, Billy Garberina, Scott Bing, Fabianna Tabeling, Rick Wiles, Amy Bourque, Jen Stephenson, Nick Taylor and Nick Fleming McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble with the law. To escape hard labor in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once there, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. With results ranging from humorous to tragic, McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse. The film version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starred Jack Nicholson and was the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Rated PG-13 AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 2:00 pm Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 pm Adults, $22 Seniors (65+), $20 Students (13-University), $18 Children (3-12), $12 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!! (505) 242-4750 X2

Adults, $22

Seniors (65+), $20

Students (13-University), $18

Children (3-12), $12