A gambler, convicted felon, and probable psychopath thinks he’s found an easy out to his five month sentence in a work camp and plays up his violent outbursts to get himself sent off to a minimum security mental institution. There, he forms an immediately antagonistic relationship with the nurse in charge and bad things happen.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a classic novel that was quickly adapted for Broadway, and also spawned a multiple Academy Award winning movie. It has good pedigree and On Stage reviewer, Caitlin Oleson covered OLT’s opening night with nothing but praise. Go give her review a read for that take on it because I thought, in all frankness, that it was pretty much horrible.