This landmark new production of the beloved Australian comedy classic stars Jessica Marais and James Stewart (Packed to the Rafters) and celebrates La Boite’s tenth anniversary at the Roundhouse Theatre.

Young theatre director Lewis has just landed his first job straight out of university, staging a production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte. The catch? The cast are patients from a mental institution, none of whom can speak Italian… or sing. Can this unlikely cohort, including an obsessive-compulsive, a manic depressive and a junkie, pull it off? Or will a patient with a penchant for pyromania spoil all the fun?

As Vietnam War protests rage outside and Lewis confronts the enormity of his task, he begins to realise the frightening and attractive power of madness, politics, theatre and love.

Directed by David Berthold, a long-time Louis Nowra collaborator, Cosi is set to light up the Roundhouse stage between 8 February to 8 March 2014.

 

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