The classic American drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest continues its run at Eagle Theatre, located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton, NJ, from June 21 to June 30. The play, adapted by Dale Wasserman from the 1962 Ken Kesey novel, tells the riveting story of Randle McMurphy, who cons his way into a mental institution to avoid prison time, and proceeds to engage in a vicious clash of will with the domineering Nurse Ratched.
Audiences are likely familiar with the 1975 film, which starred Jack Nicholson and was the second film ever to win all five major Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Actor in a Lead Role. The play, though predating the cinematic masterpiece, is very similar to the film, and audiences can expect to experience the same brilliant comedy, reflection and outright rebellion that has made the film a centerpiece in the American canon.
Drawing some of the finest talent from across the Tri-State area, including Philadelphia, Wilmington and Central New Jersey, this production is marked by its fresh, edgy take on a well-known classic.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will be directed by Ted Wioncek III, who, along with Ed Corsi, was recently hired as co-artistic director at the Eagle Theatre.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will run on the following dates: June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8pm, and June 24 at 3pm at the Eagle Theatre. For tickets, please visit TheEagleTheatre.com. For more information, including inquiries regarding group sales, please call the Eagle Theatre at (609) 704-5012.