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Dinner-Theatre: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Cuckoo's Nest

Join us on Saturday, March 2 for dinner and a show at Pitt-Johnstown!

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails in Heritage Hall in the Living-Learning Center on campus, with dinner to follow at 6 p.m.  We’ll be joined by the show’s director, Theatre Department faculty member Kate Castner Davis, who will give us some background on the show we’re about to enjoy.

After dinner, we’re on to the Studio Theatre in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center for the 7:30 p.m. curtain of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. 

In the play, the protagonist Randle Patrick McMurphy is a wildly funny rebel who feigns insanity in order to finish his prison sentence in a mental ward rather than a work farm. However, when he meets the fellow members of the asylum, he discovers that they make a lot more sense than the restrictive and conformist establishment, embodied by a control-freak named Nurse Ratched. 

The novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was written by Ken Kesey and has captured the public’s imagination in multiple forms of entertainment.  Most famous is the 1975 movie adaptation starring Jack Nicholson as McMurphy, but the story actually was first adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman and premiered on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas in the leading role.  A 2001 Broadway revival starring Gary Sinise won the Tony Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play.

Alumni Association Members: $32/person dinner & show
Non-members: $36/person dinner & show
$22/person dinner only

RSVP by February 22nd by email at or phone at 814-269-2080
To register by mail, click HERE to download a Registration Form