One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
About One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ovation-nominated After Hours Theatre Company invites you to enter the asylum in a first-of-its-kind hybrid immersive theatrical production of Dale Wasserman’s classic play "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on the novel by Ken Kesey.
When Randle Patrick McMurphy gets transferred to a mental institution, he encounters Nurse Ratched who runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication, and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the authoritarian Ratched soon escalates, leaving no one in the ward left unscathed.
About the experience:
The experience begins the moment you check-in. All audience members are encouraged to take part in our immersive preshow where you can freely explore the asylum, interact with the characters, take “medication”, and discover the secrets of the ward and those who inhabit it.
Once the performance of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" commences, audiences can choose between two different viewing experiences. Acute Patients sit on stage and will have the opportunity to interact with the characters and the space during the performance. Chronic Patients will be stationary throughout the performance and will enjoy the show from a more traditional theatrical vantage point.