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RC Theatre's Cuckoo’s Nest Gets New Twist

RC Theatre's Cuckoo’s Nest Gets New Twist

​​This year's fall play, performed on December 29 and 30, was Dale Wasserman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey), a classic that portrays the interaction between patients and staff at an insane asylum. The RC Theatre Company gave it a new twist and transformed the play when the actors reversed the characters' gender roles, creating unique versions of the characters.

English teacher Carolyn Callaghan "loved the depth and surprises", which included an ominous clock without hands, a riotous take on the baseball game scene and an opening sequence that showed the background of the women before entering the mental hospital.​

Jameson Vierling, a Film and Literature teacher, said, "I was impressed with the risk of switching all of the characters' genders, which as a lifetime fan of this amazing work: the film, the play, and especially the novel, forced me to think outside of the box about my opinions of each character."

 
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