Cuckoo's Nest flies onto EPAC Stage

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center opens its 2014 Main Stage season with One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest March 20- April 5.

"...One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a show that grips at the soul and provides ample introspective and though provoking themes."

Kelli Curtain, Theatre Sensation

Dale Wasserman's acclaimed stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's best-selling novel is described by The New York Times as a “hilariously scarifying and powerful journey” that will not only make you laugh hysterically, but will surely tug at your heart strings.

Cuckoo's Nest becomes an outlandish battle of the wills as McMurphy, played in the four-time Oscar-winning film version by Jack Nicholson, convinces his fellow patients to fight at his side against the many injustices they face.

While continuously taunting the iron-fisted Nurse Ratched, this band of unlikely brothers uses card games, the World Series and an unsupervised deep sea fishing trip as tools to fight against their oppressors. Was it all worth it? You be the judge.

Remember that the one who marches out of step may simply hear a different drum.

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Would you like more than a ticket stub in your pocket for your journey home from the nest?

If you act now, you could purchase signed limited edition original artwork to take back to your nest. Approx. 12" X 18", these one of a kind treasures can be yours for a $10 donation while they last and will be signed by the artist as well as numbered to verify their authenticity. Only fifty of these original masterful works will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC artistic history that you and your family will enjoy for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pick-up at the theater during the run of the show, March 20 - April 5. Sorry, shipping not available. Please bring your email confirmation as proof of purchase when you come to pick it up.

Donation for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Production Artwork


Creative Team

Director – Tim Riggs
Stage Manager – Beth Lewis
Set Designer – Jordan Janota
Lighting Designer – Joe Boufford
Costumer – Veronica Craig
Sound – Brady Shober
Prop Master- Jordan Duncan


Randle P. McMurphy – Christopher Michael
Nurse Ratched – Susan Barber
Dale Harding – Bob Breen
Chief Bromden – Evan Cooper
Cheswick – John Kleimo
Billy Bibbet – Kevin Fennell
Candy Starr – Helene Reeser
Scanlon – Rob Adams
Martini – Ed Placencia
Ruckley – Ray Mclane
Turkle – Tim Spiese
Aide Williams – Paul Rodriguez
Aide Warren – Noel Smith
Nurse Flinn – Alyssa Miller
Sandra- Meredith Stone
Dr. Spivey – Dan Smith


More Information


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Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
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