Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.
This play is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look at what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.
"Powerful and Educational"
On the fringe of an acceptable society, Pete’s a cucumber-headed punk whose thoughts of rebellion against the social order frustrate him to no end. Sometimes, there’s a shortage of tomato sauce. But there’s no shortage of fear for the Veg-heads, as they’re hunted down to satisfy the Norms and their consumer culture....
Jeff Carlisle is obsessed over the mysterious disappearance of his sister. Having recently moved into a new home, he acquaints himself with his new neighbors, and discovers quickly that all is not right next door. But what can be done? After all, they're just people. And people are just a part of life, right?
Tasked with leading the Republican re-branding effort in regard to women, Thomas Prescott must resort to extreme measures to keep party leaders in line, his waning sanity and mounting chemical dependence making for a surreal, twisted journey into the sordid depths of right wing hypocrisy.