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Things are about to get crazy...

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)

"Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is, the more powerful he could become."-Ken Kesey

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.


Complete Cast:
Randle McMurphy:  Alex Martinez Wallace*
Nurse Ratched:  Amy Alvarez
Chief Bromden:  Michael Aaron Santos
Dale Harding:  A.J. Allegra*
Martini:  Michael P. Sullivan
Charles Cheswick:  Mike Harkins
Billy Bibbit:  Levi Hood
Scanlon:  Keith Claverie*
Ruckley:  Sam Dudley*
Doctor Spivey:  Kyle Daigrepont
Aide Warren:  Richard Alexander Pomes*
Aide Williams:  Eric Charleston
Aide Turkle:  James Bartelle*
Nurse Flinn:  Katelyn Heckel
Candy Starr:  Kali Russell
Sandra:  Natalie Boyd*

*NOLA Project company member

Tickets to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will go on sale to the general public August 11th.  Early ticket sales are available for members of our Backstage Pass membership program.  


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