About One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A community theater drama by Dale Wasserman
October 27, 28, November 3, and 4 at 7 pm
Box Office: 6 pm | House Opens: 6:30 pm
October 29 and November 5 at 2 pm
Box Office: 1 pm | House Opens: 1:30 pm
No late admission to main floor. Late arrivals will be accommodated in the balcony as seats permit.
RATING: R. This show has mature themes and language. While the Matthews is not enforcing age restrictions, ticketholders are advised to use discretion when purchasing seats for sensitive or young viewers.
Advance tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for youth.
Day of Show: $25 for adults and $15 for youth.
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at (605) 642-7973, or by visiting the Matthews Gallery at 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish.
This stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s celebrated novel explores the brutality of life in a mental institution with humor, candor, and unforgettable characters.
After being convicted of a petty crime, a charming, rebellious rogue named McMurphy contrives to serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he soon learns, was a mistake. He immediately clashes with the authoritarian head nurse, a fierce martinet named Nurse Ratched. Despite Ratched’s strict reign, McMurphy quickly takes over the yard, leading others out of introversion, staging a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranging a rollicking midnight party with liquor and women. But McMurphy’s brash insubordination has its consequences.
Matthews Opera House and Arts Center
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization located at 612 N. Main Street in Spearfish, South Dakota. Built in 1906, the opera house has gone through many lives.
The Matthews consists of a fine arts gallery with 48 regional artists on the street level. Upstairs, the theater continues to provide community plays, national performance acts and music concerts.