To kick off our 10th Anniversary Season, The NOLA Project proudly presents the stage adaptation of the classic story One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Based on the seminal 1960s novel by Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest left an indelible mark on the literature, theatre and film of our time. Boisterous, biting and ultimately devastating, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest tells the story of a mental hospital and its unforgetable inhabitants. In the hospital, insanity meets its match in the form of a cold and calculating nurse whose rules and regulations are the law of the land. Conformity and obedience seem the only means of survival until she meets her match in the form of a charming rogue who foregoes a prison sentence by agreeing to serve time in the mental institution. As the two clash and the inmates discover their own liberating power, it becomes painfully clear that only one can survive. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a story about the beauty and and dangers of being an original.
The NOLA Project is thrilled to welcome back company member Mark Routhier to direct this ensemble drama. Mark last directed 2012's Balm in Gilead for The NOLA Project and was awarded the Big Easy Award for Best Director. Joining him will be Alex Martinez Wallace as Randle McMurphy, Amy Alvarez as Nurse Ratched, and Michael Aaron Santos as Chief Bromden.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST By Dale Wasserman Based on the novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Mark Routhier
At NOCCA's Nims Black Box Theatre
2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70117
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 2pm September 4-21, 2014
Box Office Phone: 504-302-9117 (messages only)
The NOLA Project
The NOLA Project is a 501c3 non-profit theatre company based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NOLA Project is an intrepid artist-driven ensemble of theatre artists that create high-stakes, high-octane theatre. We present plays with a fervent passion and a love for the craft of acting. The NOLA Project is an ensemble-driven theatre company that strives to challenge, entertain, and engage diverse New Orleans audiences through high-quality and innovative performances of relevant great works, the development and production of new plays, and comprehensive educational opportunities for aspiring theatre artists.