one flew over the cuckoo's nest

“A superb production. …Powerful and surprising. …Flint Rep breathes modern energy into ‘Cuckoo’s Nest.’ Since taking over the Flint Youth Theatre and transforming it to the Flint Repertory Theatre, artistic director Michael Lluberes has been doing special things in perhaps the most beleaguered city in Michigan.

 

…Besides having consistently excellent casts, Flint Repertory Theatre is setting a standard for consistently imaginative set design. …Play after play, Lluberes leads a re-imagining of his sets, challenging his space and audiences. It has given his actors a fresh canvas on which to paint their characters that they, and we, have probably seen many times before.”

-Encore Michigan

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOʼS NEST

By Dale Wasserman

Adapted from the book by Ken Kesey

Directed by Michael Lluberes

 

Flint Repertory Theatre

 

When Randle P. McMurphy gets transferred to a mental institution, he encounters Nurse Ratched who runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication, and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the authoritarian Ratched soon escalates, leaving no one in the ward left unscathed.

 

Scenic Design by Shane Cinal

Lighting Design by Chelsie McPhilimy

Costume Design by Kate Nelson

Sound Design by Eddy Mineishi 

Projection Design by Alison Dobbins

Props Design by Sarah Briggs

 

CAST: Bret Beaudry, Bart Allen Burger, Josh Clark, Vaughn Davis, Meredith Deighton, Destiny Dunn, Mark Gmazel, David Guster, Janet Haley, Michael Kelly, Michael Lopetrone, Steven Mokofsky, Jeremy Proulx, Rico Bruce Wade

 

Photos by Mike Naddeo