At the end of Act One, McMurphy learns that he will not automatically be released after the six weeks he was given at the work farm. No, his pretending to be crazy so that he could have an easy time in a psychiatric hospital means that Nurse Ratched, through the compliant, overworked doctor she all but orders around, can keep him there for the rest of his life. Unlike most of the others, who are there voluntarily, he has been committed. Uh-oh. Will Randle Patrick McMurphy lower his head and become a nice, properly behaved boy, after testing out the behavior for awhile? Well, if you haven't read the book or seen the movie, you'll just have to check out this riveting 2nd Story Theatre production to find out.

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