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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

"Cuckoo is captivating."

New York Post

"Scarifying and powerful."

New York Times

  • Full Length Play
  • Dramatic Comedy

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1960s
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language

  • Performance Group:
  • Reader's Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • 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 than in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce artinet. 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 arranged 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.

REVIEWS:

"Cuckoo is captivating."

New York Post

"Scarifying and powerful."

The New York Times

"Funny, touching, and exciting."

New York Daily News

"Brilliant. The stuff of great theatre."

WQR Radio

"Transforms the audience into one wild cheering section."

WNYC Radio

"One of the finest, most meaningful and most moving play of recent times."

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Premiere Production: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opened at the Cort Theatre in New York City on November 13, 1963.
  • Casting: 13M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHIEF BROMDEN - a patient
AIDE WARREN - staff
AIDE WILLIAMS - staff
NURSE RATCHED - staff
NURSE FLINN - staff
DALE HARDING - a patient
ELLIS
BILLY BIBBIT - a patient
SCANLON - a patient
CHESWICK - a patient
MARTINI - a patient
RUCKLY - a patient
FREDERICKS
SEFELT
COL. MATTERSON
RANDLE P. McMURPHY
DR. SPIVEY - staff
AIDE TURKLE - staff
CANDY STARR
NURSE NAKAMURA
TECHNICIAN
SANDRA
AIDE

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Kirk Douglas played on Broadway as a charming rogue 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 artinet. 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 in television, and arranged a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shick treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction... a frontal lobotomy.

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