HST Human Sacrifice Theatre’s brilliant rendering will no doubt make audiences sit up with keen interest. Yes, it may feel jarring at first to diehard fans of the book, the play or the film. But, their new production is given a twist unique from any previous staging.
Mark Diaco gives his McMurphy a livewire larrikinism, knockabout on the one hand and dangerously physical when provoked. Like Robert DeNiro’s Max Cady, from the movie, Cape Fear, his is an interpretation felt entirely in the moment.