Our friends at Downtown Portland Marketing Initiative have given Pipeline a pair of tickets to give away for One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. Be sure to check out other great 2-for-1 tickets deals at many other downtown venues as part of the Marketing Initiative’s Downtown Winter Blah-Buster.
To win Cuckoo tickets from Pipeline, comment on this post why you would like to attend. A winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday .
Based on a Ken Kesey’s novel, ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest’ explores the inhabitants of an Oregon mental ward and how they are affected by the institutional treatments they receive there. Narrated by Chief Bromden, a Native American pretending to be a deaf mute, the story begins when a rebellious convict, Randle McMurphy, enters the ward and attempts to shake things up.
‘Cuckoo’ is at once a playful, physical comedy and a subversive drama exploring the failings of the US mental health system. The ability of the cast to go from hooting and hollering over a dirty joke to stunned silence over the loss of a patient in a matter of moments was crucial to the success of the production. The small cast obviously bonded well during rehearsals and are able to play off one another as if they’ve been in that sitting room for years.
Props have to be given to Portland Center Stage’s set and lighting crew: the stage at the Gerding Armory has been transformed into antiseptic hospital ward, complete with a blinking control panel.
More info and tickets at http://pcs.org/cuckoos-nest/