One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Date
Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location
O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon 63366.

Description

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest coming to the stage at O’Fallon City Hall

For an exciting evening of live theater, get tickets for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ production of the hard-hitting drama, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest , which will be performed November 2 – 4 and 9 –11 at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon 63366. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Written by Dale Wasserman and based on the classic novel by Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is set in a psychiatric hospital in the early 1960’s. Unfolding through the eyes of a towering Native American man named Chief Bromden who cannot hear or speak, the story begins on the day a new patient enters the hospital, Randle P. McMurphy, a larger-than-life gambler who faked psychosis to avoid the drudgery of the work farm. The patients he encounters on the psychiatric ward live a life of banal routine, their existence ruled by the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and the looming threat of the “Shock-Shop”. As McMurphy comes to know the men, he risks his life and freedom showing them how to stand up for themselves. The play won the 2001 Tony® Award for an Outstanding Revival of a Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for an Outstanding Revival of a Play. The New York Post reported,” Cuckoo is captivating,” and The New York Times called it “Scarifying and powerful.”

For the best price, order tickets in advance. Discounted tickets can be purchased online at www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/ofallontheatreworks, or order tickets by calling the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) at 636-474-2732. Discounted tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors (ages 55+), children and students (ages 6–17), and $2 for kids ages 2–5). There’s no charge for children under age 2 who are held on laps. Parental discretion is advised.

A discounted rate is also available for groups of 10 or more. For an additional $2, tickets also are available at the Box Office, which opens an hour before each show.