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Ken Kesey Headshot
Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1935
Date Of Death:
November 10, 2001 (66)
Birth Place:
La Junta, CO, USA
 
Ken Kesey Headshot
Date of Birth: September 17, 1935
Date of Death: November 10, 2001 (66)

Birth Place: La Junta, CO, USA
The New Deal Creative Arts Center Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Photo The New Deal Creative Arts Center Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2021

Set in a mental hospital in the 1960s, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest follows RP McMurphy who contrived to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. He learns this was a mistake, as he clashes with the head nurse, Nurse Ratched.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society to Present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Photo Jefferson Performing Arts Society to Present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 19, 2021

Jefferson Performing Arts Society brings its first mainstage production of 2021 to the Jefferson Performing Arts Center with the opening of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on Friday, January 29, 2021. 

Jon Jon Briones Joins List of TOFA's '100 Most Influential Fil-Ams' Photo Jon Jon Briones Joins List of TOFA's '100 Most Influential Fil-Ams'
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 27, 2020

In celebration of Filipino American (Fil-Am) History Month, 100 movers and shakers of Filipino descent will be feted in a digital ceremony through The Outstanding Filipino Americans (TOFA) Awards, a national award-giving body. The TOFA Awards, which have been customarily held annually at Carnegie Hall, also turn 10 this month. To mark this milestone, the TOFA Awards are honoring their list of ‚Äú100 Most Influential Fil-Am Individuals and Organizations‚ÄĚ or #TOFA100 on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST (Sunday, at 9 a.m. PST) via YouTube and Facebook.

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and THE BOYS IN THE BAND Cast Kickoff GLSEN RESPECT EVER Photo Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and THE BOYS IN THE BAND Cast Kickoff GLSEN RESPECT EVERYWHERE Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020

Today, GLSEN launched RESPECT EVERYWHERE, a series of innovative fundraising initiatives presented in short videos running from May 18-22. RESPECT EVERYWHERE promises to deliver the moving testaments from students and educators that have been the hallmark of the New York event, but to an even wider audience.

Photo Flash: First Look At Flint Repertory Theatre's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Flint Repertory Theatre's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 13, 2020

Flint Repertory Theatre presents ‚ÄúONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST‚Ä̬†by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the book by Ken Kesey. Performances begin Friday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, March 22. Tickets are now on sale.

Full Cast Announced for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO¬ĻS NEST Photo Full Cast Announced for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO¬ĻS NEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 24, 2020

A star-studded cast including some of Australia's most celebrated television, film and theatre performers will join already announced Lachy Hulme and Roz Hammond in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, to be staged at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne for a strictly limited season from 23 May.

BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Florence Community Theater is Crazy Go Photo BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Florence Community Theater is Crazy Good!
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 22, 2020

You'd be crazy to miss this one!

WE ARE AS GODS Will Premiere at SXSW Photo WE ARE AS GODS Will Premiere at SXSW
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 21, 2020

WE ARE AS GODS offers a compelling deep dive into the many sides of Stewart Brand - creator of The Whole Earth Catalog, an influential member of Ken Kesey's ‚ÄúThe Merry Pranksters,‚ÄĚ a founder of the modern environmental movement, and today a vocal advocate for bringing back extinct species of animals and plants. Brand's approach to his work and life influenced many, including Steve Jobs, who have gone on to shape our modern world. Now in his 80's, he looks to leave a legacy for the future with his Long Now Foundation and efforts to ‚Äúenhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of extinct and endangered species.‚ÄĚ

Roz Hammond To Play Nurse Ratched In ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Photo Roz Hammond To Play Nurse Ratched In ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020

Australian actor and writer, Roz Hammond will play the chilling role of Nurse Ratched in a new stage adaptation of one of the world's most iconic stories, starring opposite previously announced actor Lachy Hulme (Offspring, Beaconsfield, Romper Stomper) as the anarchistic Randle Patrick McMurphy.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 2020-21 Season Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 2020-21 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 10, 2020

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, incoming Artistic Director Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announce the lineup for the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning company's 2020-21 season, which launches this summer.

Documentary Series LAUREL CANYON to Premiere on EPIX This May Photo Documentary Series LAUREL CANYON to Premiere on EPIX This May
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 20, 2020

Premium network EPIX¬ģ has announced that its two-part doc series Laurel Canyon will premiere Sunday, May 31st at 10p.m., and conclude the following Sunday, June 7th at 10p.m.¬† Directed by Alison Ellwood (History of the Eagles), the series features an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution through a wealth of rare and newly unearthed footage and audio recordings.¬†¬†

BWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Show Photo BWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Shows & Performances of the Past 10 Years
by Peter Nason - Dec 21, 2019

25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!

TCM Announces Big Screen Classics Series Featuring FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ANNIE & More! Photo TCM Announces Big Screen Classics Series Featuring FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ANNIE & More!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 4, 2019

 'Surely, you can't be serious!' In 2020, 14 of movie history's greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual, yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Comes to Her Majesty's Theatre Photo ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Comes to Her Majesty's Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2019

Exclusive to Melbourne, a stage adaptation of one of the world's most iconic stories comes only to Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne for a strictly limited season from 23 May 2020.

BWW Review: Vivid, stylish ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Spectrum Theatre Ensemb Photo BWW Review: Vivid, stylish ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Spectrum Theatre Ensemble
by John McDaid - Aug 24, 2019

The Spectrum Theatre Ensemble has mounted a vivid, stylish production of Dale Wasserman's play that captures the spirit of Ken Kesey's novel in a powerful evening of theater.

All of Ryan Murphy's Past, Current and Upcoming Television and Film Projects Photo All of Ryan Murphy's Past, Current and Upcoming Television and Film Projects
by Abigail Charpentier - Aug 23, 2019

Over the last decade, Ryan Murphy has become one of the most influential creators in entertainment. The screenwriter, director and producer has won six Emmy Awards out of 28 nominations and a Tony Award in 2019 for Best Revival of a Play, as a producer. He has also earned three Grammy Award nominations, as a producer.

STROLL DOWN PENNY LANE A Tribute To Paul McCartney Announced At Pittsburg California  Photo STROLL DOWN PENNY LANE A Tribute To Paul McCartney Announced At Pittsburg California Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 19, 2019

Stroll Down Penny Lane is a live performance with beautiful accompanying films of the music of the most iconic songwriter of our age: Paul McCartney. The show includes songs spanning McCartney's career - from early influences, to the Beatles, through the Wings period, and beyond. You'll also hear songs that have never been performed in concert - anywhere, by anyone!

STE Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Photo STE Presents ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2019

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE) of Providence will present ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, adapted by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey, and directed by Clay B. Martin (Providence). The play tells the story of institutional madness where obedience and conformity are the only acceptable indications of good mental health. Randle P. McMurphy, a charismatic rogue, instantly questions the procedures of the asylum, a system at odds with the individual. The 'system' is most clearly represented by cold and calculating Nurse Ratched, and the play is presented from the perspective of Chief Bromden, who views the asylum as a giant machine that was built to control him and his fellow inmates.

Hippana Theatre in Association with From Start to Finnish Presents SHINE Photo Hippana Theatre in Association with From Start to Finnish Presents SHINE
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2019

Created and performed by a real-life couple, Shine journeys into the distant corners of the mind with a new immersive thriller that follows the mysterious disappearance of a little girl.

BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo BWW Review: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Jun 10, 2019

On Friday, June 7, I had the pleasure of seeing ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at the Ridgefield Theater Barn in Ridgefield, CT.  This brilliantly written and phenomenally performed dark drama is based on the novel by Ken Kesey and adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman.  Director Kevin Sosbe brings the best out in this strong cast of actors and actresses whose talents blend together well, creating a show that excels in generating intense feeling and emotion from the captivated audience. 

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