When Randle P. McMurphy gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. A battle of wills begins between the rebellious McMurphy, who seems to become a champion of the suppressed patients, and the inflexible Ratched. Soon, all the ward's patients are affected and Ratched's methods of dealing with McMurphy grow increasingly extreme.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is, at its heart, a story about the struggle for control and dominance among people forced to interact with each other in an institutional setting. It is a story about cruelty, and kindness, strength and weakness.  It is about survival and surrender.  It presents the human condition with honesty, humor, and pathos.

Past dates

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  • Occurred Thursday, October 24th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Starting Friday, October 18th, 2019, repeated every week on Friday and Saturday until Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Starting Sunday, October 20th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday until Sunday, November 03, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Lucky Penny Community Arts Center

1758 Industrial Way #208
Napa, CA 94558

Lucky Penny is Napa's only professional nonprofit community theater and operates the Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa.

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