May 16 - June 9, 2013
A Co-production with Willits Shakespeare Company
Ukiah Players Theatre and Willits Shakespeare Company bring this well-known classic back to the UPT stage after it's showing ten years ago. ·But this time some things are very different. Director Keith Aisner has created an extraordinay set which was craftily constructed by crew from co-producers / Willits Shakespeare Company. The set has been designed in such a way that the audience members won't know whether they are in a theatre or a mental institution. Without giving anything away, all I will say is, come prepared to experience theatre at it's fullest. Make sure to come a half an hour early to get the whole experience and partake in the extra activities offered in the lobby!
Ken Kesey’s novel·One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman. It premiered on Broadway in 1963, with Kirk Douglas in the leading role as Randle Patrick McMurphy. The protagonist is a wildly funny rebel who feigns insanity in order to finish his prison sentence in a mental ward rather than a work farm. However, when he meets the fellow members of the asylum, he discovers that they make a lot more sense than the restrictive and conformist establishment, embodied by a control-freak named Nurse Ratched.
Many people are familiar with the·Academy Award winning film version, starring the incomparable Jack Nicholson. However, the screenplay was not adapted by Wasserman, and the differences in dialogue vary greatly. Compared to the Milos Forman film, the stage play offers more insight into the mind of Chief Bromden, a patient who refrains from talking to others until he opens up to McMurphy. Bromden’s cerebral monologues strengthen the theme of a machine-like society that forces an unnatural, unhealthy conformity upon its members. ·
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest runs 2 hours long with a 15 minute intermission. There will be a concessions for sale in the lobby during intermission. There will also be extra activities offered to patrons before the show so arrive early!
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Warning! ·Rated PG 13. ·This show contains strong language and adult subject matters.
PERFORMANCE DATES ANDTIMES
Thursday 5/23 - 7PM
Friday 5/24 - 8PM
Saturday 5/25 - 8PM
Sunday 5/26 - 2PM
Thursday 5/30 - 7PM
Friday 5/31 - 8PM
Saturday 6/1 - 8PM
Sunday 6/2 - 2PM
Thursday 6/6 - 7PM
Friday 6/7 - 8PM
Saturday 6/8 - 8PM
Sunday 6/9 - 8PM
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:58|