From January through June, MET took on an all-oldies slate that turned out to be all goodies. The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov, driven less by action than by drama emanating from conversations and emotions, was intense. The actors were up-close and personal in the intimate theater, their performances so riveting, you could've heard a pin drop. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dale Wasserman's adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel, remains best-known as the 1975 movie. In this version, Scott Cordes was a perfectly cast Randle McMurphy, exuberant and sensitive, and we feared Jan Chapman's Nurse Ratched along with her patients and aides. The absorbing show found a fast-moving counterpoint in the Pride and Prejudice that followed. The Jane Austen favorite here became a condensed version that kept all the important parts. Most notable in the large cast (19 actors) were Robert Gibby Brand as Mr. Bennet, Emily Peterson as Elizabeth, and Marilyn Lynch as Lady Catherine de Bourgh. The perfect season ended with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, in which a large cast tapped into a current-feeling zaniness. Truly, it was a funny thing, though nothing was funnier than star Jerry Jay Cranford's giggled ad-lib recovery after a forgotten line one night.