Sep 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @8pm / Sep 23 @2pm / 2018
written by Dale Wasserman
from the novel by Ken Kesey
directed by Brian M. Touchette
ass’t directed by Susan Boudreaux
with the acting talents of Stephen Ross Ashby, Matthew Brown, Amy Bucco, Chris Hankenson, Alan Harbaugh, Shelli Haynes, Scott F. Mason, Pete Matthews, Frank Newton, Michelle Opalesky, Arthur D. Paul ,Michael D. Peco, Josh Pelikan, André Wilkins, Krista Williams and Kristin Williamson
McMurphy contrives to serve a short sentence in a state mental institution rather than serve time in prison on a work farm. The cost of this decision becomes apparent as he challenges the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. While this starts as a sport, it soon turns to a grim struggle; an all-out war between authority and free will. The play, based on the 1962 novel, shows how the lives of both patients and staff are changed forever as they are caught in the tug of war between these two strong-willed characters.
- “Chapel Street’s Cuckoo’s Nest offers a deeply satisfying exploration of the worst, and best, of humanity.” — Carol Van Zoeren, Delaware Arts Info Blog
- “The benefits of theater as therapy cannot be overstated. My prescription is a brief stay at the Chapel Street Asylum. You’d be crazy to miss it!” — Anthony Renaldi, Freelance Writer
* Audience Response
“Last night was one of the best if not THE best show I have seen at CSP. Brian casted so perfectly. Great acting and directing. And….You were superb. ?” – Marylin P.
“It was AMAZING!!! I want to see it again!!! Thank you for such a great production!” – Stephanie C.
“This was an excellent show. This is the most talented group of people I’ve seen put together in one single show. Great job guys!” – Colleen B.
“Such incredible writing and the actors really did it justice! Every single one.” – Rebecca C.
“Great performance! Was blown away by the first scene of Act I – what a presence!” – Donna B.
“Last night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was outstanding……Each actor had my full attention. Congratulations and thank you for your talent and commitment.” – Jean N.
“The performance of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was absolutely fabulous!!!” – Nancy C.
“Great show!!” – Kirsten B.
* Mark Your Calendar
|Sep 21 @ 8 PM||Sep 22 @ 8 PM||Sep 23 @ 2 PM|
|Sep 27 @ 8 PM||Sep 28 @ 8 PM||Sep 29 @ 8 PM|