Theatre department presents ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

By Julie Hirshan |

Based on Ken Kesey’s 1963 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a mental health patient in the 1950s. McMurphy challenges Nurse Ratched’s rules, and encourages the other patients to follow suit.
There will be a preview performance open to all Flagler students, faculty, and staff, Thursday, Oct. 18. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $5.

Zephian Michaels takes the lead as McMurphy, supported by Emily Gerbino as Nurse Ratched, and Eric Strichert as Chief Brombden.
Amanda Hughlett, the show’s stage manager, calls the cast an ensemble.

“All of the characters play very important roles,” she said.

Brad Backman, cast as a patient named Scanlon, says that the predominantly male cast is mostly made up of theatre arts majors and minors.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest opens on Oct. 19 in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St. Britton Corry, the technical director and a professor in Flagler’s Theatre Arts Department, directs the show.

Performances will be Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Additional performances at 2 p.m. will be Oct. 21 and 28. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for Flagler faculty and staff, and $5 for Flagler students.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 15. They can be purchased Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or one hour before each show, at the box office. There are no reservations available for this show. Please call Andrea McCook at (904) 819-6401 for more information.
Also coming soon from the Flagler College Theatre Department is Vanities, running Nov. 8 through 10, and Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.

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