One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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An ensemble of neurodiverse actors comprises the cast of Spectrum Theatre Ensemble’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, meaning that neurodivergent actors living along the autism spectrum perform alongside neurotypical actors who are not. The play originally ran on Broadway in 1963, riding on the success of Ken Kesey’s classic anti-authoritarian novel about male patients in a mental institution being manipulated and tortured by a sinister female nurse. Though mental health treatment has shifted widely in the last half century – institutions became less of a thing after 1963, for one thing – it’s worth remembering that people with autism were often among those subjected to the cruel conditions of state-run mental hospitals.

photo: Kitty Fortner

August 16 2019


Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $30
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