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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
Avg Score

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
Great writing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Uneven acting, Great lighting

See it if , like me you've somehow managed to make it all these years without ever seeing the play or the movie. Well written play not done very well.

Don't see it if You want a good play. There are good PARTS of this, (lighting, some of the actors) but overall it would be hard to recommend.

During previews
Over acted, Disappointing, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if Youre dying to see the play ('63) based on the novel ('62) right now-otherwise wait for better production. V forced; where was the reality?

Don't see it if Entire cast over-acts (even small parts) which speaks to direction; uncomfortable to watch. U just want 2 advise "Stop" & actually BE them~

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

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