"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" takes center stage
October 31, 2012
The Haverford School Upper School Drama Department presented “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Oct. 24-27. The cast included students from The Haverford School, Lower Merion High School, Merion Mercy Academy, and The Baldwin School.
Randle P. McMurphy (Haverford School senior Tyler Brooks) contrives to serve a short sentence in a mental institution rather in prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with Nurse Ratchet (Lower Merion High School junior Sarah Schieffelin), a fierce opponent. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for 12 years – he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk (Haverford School sophomore Kory Calicat-Wayns). He leads others out of introversion and stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and women. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to electroshock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to something much, much worse.
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