Popular story comes to the local stage

Jack Nicholson made the movie famous, and the stage version is coming to town starting this weekend.


"One flew east and one flew west and one flew over the cuckoos nest."


Play director Peggy Ferguson calls "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" an iconic American story.


"I don't think that there's anybody that doesn't know the story. Because it's so important in American literature", she said.


She says cuckoo's nest has a little bit of everything, humor and comedy, brutality and cruelty, and compassion and kindness. She calls it "A wonderful journey to take its an examination of the resilience of the human spirit against all odds."


There's a cast of 17 people


Peggy said "The big three characters in this show Chief Bronden, who is being played by Frank Yaska, and of course, he's the supposed deaf and dumb Columbia River Indian.

And then we have Vy Valentine playing nurse Ratched who rules the mental ward and then we have  Randall P.  McMurphy playing the rebel renegade who gets himself admitted to the mental institution, he talks the judge into sending him there instead of to prison because he thinks it will be an easier sentence to serve."

The show runs March 21st through April 6th at the Riverfront Theater

For Information and to get tickets, you can call 456–play