Randle P. MacMurphy, is a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction, a frontal lobotomy.
Sunday at 5pm, Monday at 8pm
Tickets may be obtained at NYU Ticket Central (located at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 566 LaGuardia Place) or at the door prior to each performance.
Theater: Kimmel Center
Address: 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY