Wide Eyed Productions will present a New York revival of Dale Wasserman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Richmond-Shepard Theatre. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest premiered on Broadway in 1963. Revivals include an Off-Broadway production in 1971 and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2001 Broadway staging starring Gary Sinise, which received a Tony Award for Best Play Revival.
Wide Eyed is a New York-based collective committed to the creation of risk-taking, relevant theatre, to the conception of contemporary works and the rebirth of classic texts. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a perfect fit with Wide Eyed" states artistic director Kristin Skye Hoffmann. Hoffmann will direct Cuckoo's Nest, the final play of Wide Eyed's second full season. "Cuckoo's Nest is a modern classic in all its forms. From Kesey's novel, to Wasserman's play, to Jack Nicholson's iconic performance in the film, the piece just refuses to sit on the shelf. I hear the music in this play," Hoffmann explains, "and there's an undercurrent of insane rhythms, like the constant pulse of this city. In this production even those familiar with the story will hear it and feel it in a new and visceral way." Wide-Eyed Productions will produce in partnership with Michael C. Freeland and Kenny Wade Marshall. Justin Ness is Managing Director.
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