One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
REDBUD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
THE ACCLAIMED PLAY THAT
BECAME THE BELOVED OSCAR-WINNING FILM CLASSIC
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
BY DALE WASSERMAN
FROM THE NOVEL BY KEN KESEY
Directed By Loretta Grimes
June 3 – 6
Riverside Arts Center, 76 North Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI
Thurs. – Sat. evenings (8:00 pm), Sat. & Sun. matinees (2:00 pm)
Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for students & seniors – call 734-663-7167
Group rates are available, as well as discounts for pre-show dining at Haabs Restaurant – please call for more information.
The Off-Broadway production was one of the longest running plays in off-Broadway history with more than 1,000 performances. The movie was one of the greatest films of all-time, winning multiple Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jack Nicholson) and Best Actress. The 2001 Broadway production by Steppenwolf Theater Company won the Tony Award for best revival!
Come and see what makes this classic play so endearing! Discover why this play has been called “One of the finest, most meaningful and most moving plays of recent years”!
Thom Johnson is Randle P. McMurphy, the rambunctious new inmate contriving to serve a sentence in a mental institution rather than undergo prison time. Paul Bianchi, Pat Grimes, Tim Grimes, Doug Harris, Andy Hoag and Richard Sherburne are the timid group of misfit patients whom he tries to rally to question authority and raise their self-esteem.
But will they win the battle? The powerful, vindictive Nurse Ratched (Mary Franceschi) holds the key to their freedom. Assisted by her staff (Mark Batell, Joe Eadie, Charles Jackson, Jenny Pritchett, Chris Starkey and Jim Sullivan) she cruelly plots to keep the patients under her tight control.
The talented Redbud cast includes Kyle Marie and Halla Motawi as party girls whom McMurphy sneaks into the institution and Andy Jentzen as Chief Bromden, the brooding half-Indian who serves as the play’s narrator and who will dramatically change under McMurphy’s influence.
Join the millions of people who have cheered the efforts of McMurphy, Billy, Harding, Cheswick, Martini, Scanlon and the Chief in this touching, humorous and emotional night of theater!