Fly to ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
at the Alliance Theatre
Well, I was going to post this review today, but now I see that the show closed today. I just saw it last week. What can I say? I was busy with work. Nonetheless here is the review, late.
Whether or not you’ve seen the 1975 Academy Award-winning film “Once Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” or the original Broadway play, which ran from 1963 to 1964, you’ve got to see it at the Alliance Theatre.
The patients of the psychiatric hospital may be no more crazy, and certainly not as cruel, as the doctor and nurse running the establishment. Mac Murphy may have escaped prison by coming to this mental institution, but he didn’t get the bargain he had hoped for.
The original film won five Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Lead Role and Actress in a lead role. The talent is no less at the Alliance with Andrew Benator, who could not have been better from the instant he took the stage as the slightly effeminate heterosexual and president of the “inmates,” and Tess Malis Kincaid as the heartless Nurse Ratched.
Directed by Susan Booth, play by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” closed today. I am a boob for being late with this!