After Hours Theatre Company (who most recently produced the Ovation nominated Dogfight and I Love You Because) presents a unique immersive experience, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, adapted by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, produced by Graham Wetterhahn, and directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx (Associate Producer of Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz and Artistic Assistant with East West Players in Little Tokyo), from Thursday May 11th (preview) through Sunday, July 1st, 2018, at SIX01 Studio, 630 S. Flower St. in Burbank.
You are invited to enter the asylum in a first-of-its-kind hybrid immersive theatrical production.
The experience begins the moment you check-in.
Take part in the immersive preshow where you can freely explore the asylum, interact with the characters, take “medication,” and discover the secrets of the ward and those who inhabit it.
Once the performance commences, audiences can choose between two different viewing experiences. Acute Patients sit on stage and will have the opportunity to interact with the characters and the space during the performance. Chronic Patients will be stationary throughout the performance and will enjoy the show from a more traditional theatrical vantage point.
When Randle Patrick McMurphy gets transferred to a mental institution, he encounters Nurse Ratched who runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication, and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the authoritarian Ratched soon escalates, leaving no one in the ward left unscathed.
Photo (above) by KJ Knies: Mike Torres stars in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest