One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is a boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating story of a psychiatric clinic and its inhabitants. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of the beauty and the danger of being an original. Its currency is palpable.
Playwright Dale Wasserman’s adaption opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as McMurphy, Ed Ames as the Chief and Gene Wilder as Billy. After opening on Broadway, The New York Times called the play “scarifying and powerful,” while New York Daily News called it “funny, touching, and exciting.” In 1975, a film version was released and it was the first film to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay since It Happened One Night in 1934. It remains one of only three films to have swept the top five categories at the Oscars.
Sport for Jove is thrilled to present a new production of this incredible work, directed by the brilliant Kim Hardwick.
Tickets: School groups $25 (one teacher free per 10 students, additional teachers at student price)
Suitable for Years 10 – 12 (Stage 5 – 6)
Teacher’s resource kits will be available.
Director: Kim Hardwick
Set and Costume Design: Isabel Hudson
Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane
Sound Design: Stephen Francis
Photo Credit: Marnya Rothe
Featuring Anthony Gooley as McMurphy.