Los Altos Stage Company last week launched its production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” slated to run through May 7 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.
The play is Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s popular 1962 novel.
“Cuckoo’s Nest” explores life in an Oregon mental institution run by Nurse Ratched, whose domineering authority controls the lives of patients and staff alike. That is, until Randle P. McMurphy arrives. With his freewheeling spirit, energy and charm, McMurphy begins to transform the ward. A battle of wills ensues between Ratched and McMurphy as the timeless conflict of authority versus freedom plays out.
“Cuckoo’s Nest” delves into questions pertinent to modern society, such as how far should authority go to maintain order and what price are we willing to pay to truly be ourselves?
Jeff Clarke directs.
Robert Sean Campbell stars as McMurphy and Heather Skelley portrays Ratched. The cast also includes Claire Ando, Joe Antonicelli, Marc Berman, David Blackburn, Aaron Hurley, Drew Benjamin Jones, John Stephen King, Gary Landis, Keith Larson, James Devreaux Lewis, Bobby Lopez and Toni Maddocks.
Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets are $18-$36.
For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.