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Explore the ethics of 'Cuckoo's Nest' through actors' readings, discussion

Emory Report | Aug. 18, 2015

Emory’s Center for Ethics and Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre present an evening exploring the ethical issues of the play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Center for Ethics.

Carlton Mackey, Ethics & the Arts Program director, says an engaging conversation will follow dramatic readings of select scenes with actors from the play, which appears on the Alliance stage Sept. 2-20.

Tess Malis Kincaid who is playing Nurse Ratched, Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant playing Randle Patrick McMurphy, Jeremy Proulx cast as Chief Bromden and almost the whole rest of the cast will be there, according to Michael Winn, community engagement manager at the Alliance Theatre.

Paul Root Wolpe, director of the Center for Ethics, will moderate the discussion.

This Ethics on the Stage event is free and open to the public.

The play was adapted by Dale Wasserman from Ken Kesey’s novel of the same name and explores the beauty and danger of being a free spirit in a closed system, set against the backdrop of a psych ward. The story was also made into an Academy Award-winning film.

The partnership between the Emory Ethics & the Arts program and the Alliance Theatre brings performers and the community together to explore the ethical and social implications of theatrical productions through moderated public dialogue.

The Ethics & the Arts Program encourages ethical discourse and debate through, and about the arts, and partners with signature arts organizations to demonstrate the way art challenges our perspectives.

For more information, see the Center for Ethics’ Ethics & the Arts program.