Gallery Players to Present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

By: Feb. 22, 2016
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Gallery Players announces the much anticipated production of the award-winning play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest based on the novel by Ken Kesey, and adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman. Cuckoo's Nest continues Gallery's 49th Season of operation. This production will be directed by Mark Harborth, with an opening night on March 12th at 8:00 pm.

Boisterous, wry and ultimately calamitous, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the raw story about life in a mental institution; where following the rules is seen as the only way to prove your sanity. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a powerful exploration of the danger and exquisite beauty of being different.

Dale Wasserman adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest from the Ken Kesey novel; the play opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as McMurphy, Ed Ames as the Chief and Gene Wilder as Billy. In 1971 the play was rewritten and presented off-Broadway directed by Lee Sankowich starring William Devane as McMurphy and Danny DeVito as Martini. In 1975, a film version was released and it won Oscars for Jack Nicholson as McMurphy and Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens Saturday, March 12th, and runs for 12 performances through Sunday, March 27th, 2016. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm. The second and third Saturdays will also have matinees at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at or by calling Ovationtix at 212 352 3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). Use code NURSE8 for $13 tickets when purchasing tickets for groups of 6 or more. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is an approved Actors Equity Association showcase.

Bringing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to the Gallery stage is Executive Producer and Director, Mark Harborth; Producer, Jonathan Bruce King; Scenic Design, Robert Bianco; Lighting Design, Scott Andrew Cally; Costume Design, Tony Johnson; Properties Design, Roxanne Goodby; Sound Design, Jorge Olivio; Fight Direction, Joseph Travers; Production Stage Manager, Roxanne Goodby; Assistant Stage Manager, Emily La Rosa and an ensemble including: Justin Bennett*, Brandon Burton, Joe Cassese*, Tim Covington, John DeSilvestri, Sidney Foster*, Dan Kellmer, David Littleton, David Mackler, Rhiannon McClintock, Jonathan Mesisca, Henrique Rizzo, Chris Russell, Amy Scanlon, James Swanson*, James Toback, Erin Whited-Ford. (*courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)

Following the Sunday, March 13th, matinee, the audience is invited to Gallery Talks, a brief, complimentary post-show event at which they can openly discuss topical facets of the show and the production with theatre scholars, the director and the cast.