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1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest, ' set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair, joined by 'The Merry Band of Pranksters, ' a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's 'On the Road, ' and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus.