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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

September 15, 2017 8:00PM  to  October 8, 2017 3:00PM

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays* | Mackey Theater
Special performance Thursday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
*The Sunday September 17th performance will take place at 7 p.m.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | Beck Center for the Arts

  • Written by Dale Wasserman
  • Book by Ken Kesey
  • Directed by Bill Roudebush
  • Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
  • May not be appropriate for young audiences.
  • Student tickets only $15 with valid ID
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“Scarifying and powerful" - The New York Times

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, tells the story of institutional madness where obedience and conformity are the only acceptable indications of good mental health. Randle Patrick McMurphy, a charming rogue, instantly questions the asylum's procedures. He begins to rally his fellow patients in increasingly greater acts of Independence. When these acts are not tolerated, McMurphy learns the authorities and Nurse Ratched have terrible ways of enabling conformity.

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CAC 4c NEW 27may09  Ohio Arts Council

Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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