One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman – based on the novel by Ken Kesey – directed by Willy Conley
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Saturday November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm is SOLD OUT. There ar no tickets available at the door.
For many years up until the 1970s, deaf people were occasionally misdiagnosed as being mentally ill or retarded. Unfortunately, some of them ended up being sent to mental institutions, which sometimes led to severe consequences. This is the frame from which the Gallaudet Theatre and Dance Program will set One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It is a story told from the point of view of a Deaf Native American man institutionalized in one of the last mental hospital holdouts deep in the Pacific Northwest that practiced barbaric treatments no longer in use today. The play centers around one of the hospital's day wards run with factory-like efficiency by an iron-fisted nurse. She provides therapy and controls a group of hapless patients into mindless conformity...except for one new, free-spirited arrival who figures out how to throw a wrench in the works.
Performances are November 7, 8, 9*, 15, and 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm; and November 9*, 10, 16*, and 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre located in Elstad Annex 131, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 [Metro – RED line – NoMa-Gallaudet]. Free, on-campus parking is available.
*PLEASE NOTE: Three (3) performances will be ASL ONLY– NO spoken English accompaniment: November 9 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and November 16 at 2:00 pm. The other six (6) performances will have spoken English accompaniment.
This production runs approximately two and a half (2.5) hours including one (1) intermission.
Appropriate for patrons 16 years old and up due to mature subject matter and language (children who are 5 years old or younger will not be permitted in the theatre).
Seating is limited to 100 seats per show. There will be one (1) late seating break 15 minutes after the show starts.
Adults (including Gallaudet faculty/staff/alumni and senior citizens) - $15 online (with a credit card), $20 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check; no credit cards)
Non-Gallaudet students (students attending any other school), part-time Gallaudet students (i.e., students taking ASL or PST classes; or students who have not paid the fall 2019 semester unit fee), and full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the fall 2019 semester unit fee and already received their "one free ticket with ID" but want to see the show a second time - $10 online (with a credit card - use the Non-Gallaudet Student category), $15 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check; no credit cards)
Groups of 10 people or more - send a message through TICKETLEAP or email [email protected]
Gallaudet Students - Full-time students who have paid the fall 2019 semester unit fee receive one (1) free ticket with their ID. This ticket must be picked up in the Theatre and Dance Program main office located in Elstad Annex 120. DO NOT buy a Gallaudet student ticket using the online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) unless you are sure that you do not qualify for the one (1) free ticket with ID.
The online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) is available 24/7. The Box Office Window (cash or a local check; no credit cards) will be open one (1) hour before the start of each performance.
The online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) stops processing credit card transactions two (2) hours before the start of the event. Once credit card transactions stop, ticket purchases must be made at the Box Office Window with cash or a local check - no credit cards.
ALL ticket sales are final - there are no refunds and no exchanges (regardless of how you acquired your ticket). Please arrive early to facilitate parking and to select your seat.
We cannot determine all the content warnings due to the range of people’s sensitivities…TRIGGER WARNINGS
flashing / strobe lighting AND smoke-smoking / haze / fog
objectionable language which also includes homophobic slurs
Some people may find this play misogynistic
There are references to rape culture and suicide
There are representations of drug (alcohol) abuse, self-harm, and violence towards women