BELFAST — Audiences have three more chances to see the Belfast Maskers’ smash hit, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at the Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court St.

Based on the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey, it was first adapted as a Broadway play starring Kirk Douglas and then in 1975, the movie version swept five Academy-Awards categories for Best Picture, Director, Actor (Jack Nicholson), Actress (Louise Fletcher) and Screenplay. This dramatic comedy is about hope, friendship, and the eternal human desire to control one’s own destiny. The protagonist is a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in a mental institution rather than going to prison. There he clashes with the iron-willed head nurse as he rebels against her cruel oppression of the frightened patients in the psychiatric ward.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at Due to coarse language, adult situations, and violence, this show is not recommended for children younger than 13. Parental discretion is advised.

Audience members must show proof of vaccination, proof of having had COVID within the last three months and more than 14 days previous, or proof of a negative COVID test no more than three days old. Audience members must also wear a mask while in the theater.

For more information, call 207-370-2316 or email