Ephrata Performing Arts Center to Open 2014 Main Stage Season With ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, 3/20-4/5
Have you ever clashed with the system? If your answer is yes, then you may find Randle Patrick McMurphy, the unforgettable champion of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, simply irresistible.
Dale Wasserman's acclaimed stage adaptation of Ken Kasey's best-selling novel will not only make you laugh hysterically, but will surely tug at your heartstrings. Unlike the Oscar-winning film version starring Jack Nicholson, this brilliant, darkly comic ode to the rebellious offers a more intimate look into the minds of these hilariously troubled characters.
Cuckoo's Nest becomes an outlandish battle of the wills as McMurphy convinces his fellow patients to fight at his side against the many injustices they face. While continuously taunting the iron-fisted Nurse Ratched, this band of unlikely brothers uses card games, the World Series and an unauthorized party as tools to fight against their oppressors. In the end they must all confront the same stark reality, but many of them also find a much needed sense of self-respect. Was it worth it? You be the judge.
EPAC is excited to welcome Tim Riggs into the director's chair for this production after his many memorable roles on the Sharadin Bigler Theatre stage. Veteran EPAC actors Christopher Michael as Randle P. McMurphy, Susan Barber as Nurse Ratched and Bob Breen as Dale Harding will also bring their talents to bear in this area premier of Cuckoo's Nest.
Remember that the one who marches out of step may simply hear a different drum.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest will run March 20-April 5 at EPAC. Make reservations online at ephrataperformingartscenter.com or save now by purchasing a full or partial subscription package available online or through the EPAC box office at 733-7966 x1.
The 2014 EPAC Main Stage season will feature the following shows: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sunday in the Park with George, Agnes of God, Legally Blonde, Death of a Salesman, Cabaret and Annie.