One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Once upon a time, Kirk Douglas starred in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for a less-than-impressive 82 performances. The breathtaking part of the story is that Douglas wound up with the film rights to Ken Kesey’s novel and kept turning down deals until he was too old to play Randle McMurphy anymore. Bang, boom, Jack Nicholson in the seminal 1975 film that helped raise awareness of mental healthcare.

Following the immensely popular movie, the play became popular in academic and community theater, and you get to enjoy it through Sunday, April 19, at Theater Works, 8355 West Peoria Avenue in Peoria. The Thursday, April 2, performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 to $35 at or 623-815-7930.

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., March 29, 2 p.m.; Thu., April 2, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 27. Continues through April 4, 2015
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson