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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest GAP

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest GAP

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Ankita Raturi presents

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

by Dale Wasserman

Directed by Ryan Szelong

Based on the novel by Ken Kesey



October 15th-19th 2013

Part of the NYU/Tisch Fall GAP Season

About "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"

Set in 1962 in an Oregon State Mental Hospital, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest examines the totalitarian, walled-in society ruled over by Nurse Ratched with her sugar-coated iron fist. Enter Randle McMurphy, a convict who commits himself to the hospital to avoid prison, who has the nerve to question and overturn the established order. Exploring issues of authority, sexuality, human nature, and insanity, the play follows a group of patients' desperate rebellion against the staff of doctors, and its eventual tragic, frightening, yet hopeful end. Dale Wasserman's play is adapted from the classic novel by Ken Kesey. 

Why We're Doing This:

"In our generation that is so conditioned to labeling, categorization, trend-setting and trend-following, it is easy and convenient to take the extremities of human behavior and box them in (or out) as “crazy.” What I love about this play is its ability to present these complex personalities honestly and to make us question the nature of insanity and the nature of who we are. At its core the story is a simple battle of good and evil, set in a world where the human psyche is simultaneously submissive and unrelenting, apathetic and violently passionate, and self-healing as well as self-destructive. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest not only asks us to question how to treat our chaotic brains but how to treat others, especially those that may be so far removed from the way we live. To be able to investigate and experience this subject matter, which is both so foreign and so close to home is thrilling. In the end, who cannot relate to the feeling of being shut down, stepped on, and forced into inferiority just like the patients in the hospital? We have all had that youthful urge to fight the oppressive powers that be; and sometimes we need to find that feeling again, especially when it is so easy and comforting to sink into the weakness of inaction."

- Director, Ryan Szelong

The Cast:

Randle P. McMurphy - Mac V. Wallach

Chief Bromden - Mark Taylor

Nurse Ratched - Fiona Robberson

Dale Harding - James Cella

Cheswick - Jasper Hirose

Billy Bibbit - Eric Meehan

Scanlon - Nick Wheelehon

Martini - Vincent Cinque

Ruckly - Steven Moity

Nurse Flinn - Gwynne Richmond

Dr. Spivey - Ross Harris

Aide Warren - John DiMino

Aide Williams - Reid Gilbard

Aide Turkle- Robert Jackson

Candy Starr - Madison Martin

Sandra - Becca Goldstein

The Creative Team

Director - Ryan Szelong

Assistant Director - Jenna Antoniades

Scenic Design - Ambrym Smith

Costume Design - Emma Dolhai

Lighting Design - Kris Opperman

Sound Design - Kyle Rogers

Make Up Design - Sarah Michelle Bedrick

Design Assistant - Katie Ingram

Dramaturgy - Charlie Murray

Production  Stage Manager - Linnea Gregg

Assistant Stage Manager - Ryan Courtney

Producer - Ankita Raturi

Questions? Email oneflewover2013gap@gmail.com

Have questions about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest GAP? Contact NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama


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