An unusual play titled ‘7+1’ premiered at Kuanyshbayev Kazakh Musical Drama Theater. The play revolves around the topics of inner and outward freedom, independence and love. The unconventional study of the human mind and the endlesss love for life are reflected in the play based on the famous novel of the American writer Ken Kesey, ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’ Kazakhstan’s Honored Artist Alimbek Orazbekov served as the director of the play. It’s the first presentation of the dramatic performance in Kazakh. The plot develops around a freedom-loving patient of a psychiatric hospital, Patrick McMurphy who had simulated mental disorder in order to avoid prison. In the hospital, the main character is faced with the strict order of the head nurse Mildred Ratched. In the well-established setup of neon lamps, white coats and calming silence, the appearance of the rebel broke the established order. The confrontation is played out in the whole story. Spectators were all smiles during the first act but they had opposite feeling during the second act.

ALIMBEK ORAZBEKOV, DIRECTOR:

- The characters leave the stage and get prepared for the next appearance. They enter the stage from the other end. At the same moment, there are eight people on the stage who cannot leave it in an hour and a half. It is a very intense play. The actors are immersed in the sequence of events without having the opportunity to relax or have a break.

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