"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Fri, 03/02/2012 (All day) - Sat, 03/03/2012 (All day)

717 N. Fulton, Evansville, IN 47710
 

A hit novel that became a hit play that became a hit film!  Jack Nicholson played the leading role of McMurphy in the movie as a charming rogue who pleads insanity to get out of his latest prison sentence.  Unfortunately, his plan backfires and he is sent to a mental institution where he clashes head on with a fierce disciplinarian by the name of Nurse Ratched.  McMurphy and Nurse Ratched compete for the hearts and minds of the other patients in a power struggle of wits and charisma versus smarts and tyranny.  He leads his fellow patients 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 loose women.  The play stands as one of the finest dramatic and heart-wrenching scripts in modern theatre and culminates in both a shocking and yet somhow sweet ending.