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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (St. Barts Players)

From 30 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the show

St. Bart's Players presents the play based on Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel about a rebellious psychiatric ward patient who struggles against social conformity and the authority of a tyrannical nurse. More…

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest' follows criminal Randle McMurphy, who has gotten himself into trouble once again and been sentenced to hard labor. To escape the punishment, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once there, he locks horns with the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who abuses and degrades the inmates.

Member Reviews (30)


Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

Entertaining, Great staging, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You are or are not familiar with the novel and you want to see it performed. You want to see a recreation of a classic.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by folks being in a mental institution. You are not interested in this classic story. You need a faster paced story.

Also I like theater so I enjoyed this performance. It was a bit slow at tim... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Valiant effort, Indulgent, Uneven acting

See it if You are interested in the story and want to support small theatre productions. A good job for what it was.

Don't see it if You want a fully professional cast and production. Acting was uneven, but the asylum inmates were quite good.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense

See it if very enjoyable version of a very well known book/movie; great job by all of the actors.

Don't see it if you are expecting the movie and the characters in it. They did a very nice job bringing the original book to lofe

Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Profound

See it if U liked the novel, play, or movie & want to relive this extrodinary story about one man's defiant challenge against tyrannical control.

Don't see it if U r bothered by psychiatric hospital themes or cringe at emotional & physical abuse of mentally challenged patients by corrupt authority.

Also One must see this revival play with fresh eyes & fair mind because you... Read more Read less

Great acting, Absorbing, Great casting, Intimate, Intense

See it if you liked the movie and want to experience it in a more intimate level. If you haven't seen the movie, see this first then the movie later.

Don't see it if you're not curious about the well acclaimed story from the book & movie of the same title. But if you'll see it, you may want to know more.

Also Given the small space of the theater, they were able to make an effect... Read more Read less

Compasionate, Tedious, Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you did not see the movie.

Don't see it if expecting top notch performance. Institution aids are miscast.

Entertaining, Slow

See it if it was a perfectly entertaining show, not exceptional but acting was good and kept my interest.

Don't see it if Not sure i'd recommend it -

Entertaining, Great acting, Epic, Intelligent, Must see

See it if Took my son who didn't know anything about it-he loved it. You won't be sorry it's only here for a few days it really is a must see

Don't see it if If you don't like classics....well stay home with Netflix.

Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You just love this play.

Don't see it if You want a professional production.

Thought-provoking, Edgy, Profound, Great acting, Crazy-is-as-crazy-does

See it if If you've seen the movie, & you'd like to see a theatrical version of the film. If you're a fan of good ensemble acting. You like it crazy!

Don't see it if If you have a problem seeing a scaled down version of the film. If you have problem with shock therapy or lobotomies. If crazy is not you!!

Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if If you enjoy psychiatric drama, intense and thought provoking, you enjoy off Broadway small theater,

Don't see it if You don't enjoy less professional theater, actors ranged in talent, but overall enjoyable

Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if like a well-written, absorbing drama, St. Bart's is a community theater but the acting is solid.

Don't see it if you expect professional actors.

Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you like classic plays about the system versus the human spirit.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a new twist to a classic play.

Clever, Funny, Relevant, Intense, Quirky

See it if You like shows that look unflinchingly at the dark parts of human nature and can find humanity in the midst of chaos and indifference.

Don't see it if You prefer upbeat shows with happy endings

Entertaining, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Enjoyable

See it if You enjoy a drama with and like the movie

Don't see it if You get annoyed easily by a loud main character...I think he could have taken it down a notch...loved the chief though!!

Absorbing, Great acting

See it if The lead actor was quite good

Don't see it if The script is a bit dated, but still worth watching.

Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if It's a play that isn't often done

Don't see it if You don't like drama

Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a classic. The lead of the show has a commanding presence that drives the show. The minor characters shine throughout.

Don't see it if You need big stages or big musical numbers.

During previews
Absorbing, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Resonant

See it if You haven't seen the movie and want to know the main plot of the novel. This production meets this expectation.

Don't see it if You want a more profound production. I understand this is their first preview; they still need to speak their lines more fluently.

Also Personally don't like Nurse Ratched, think that character is not power... Read more Read less

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (St. Barts Players)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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