COSI 
                                                                    Written By Louis Nowra
                                                                 Directed By Michael Veltman
Synopsis:
There is much in Cosi that is honest and revealing about relationships and the pains and struggle life, and how painful realities can burden us to the point where our ability to function is impaired.
Working in a mental institution, Lewis, a young director, takes on a task of mounting a production of "Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte", with patients who live there-to be preformed in a burnt out theatre while protests against war are being staged outside.
 
As his life is touched by these extra-ordinary people and the operatic production lurches forward, we learn, along with Lewis, that when chasing dreams it helps to be crazy. On one level, Cosi is a poignant look at life through the eyes of patients at a mental institution. On another, it's a hilarious take on the madness of creative endeavour and the chaotic terror of getting up there and making a fool of yourself.

 

CAST

Martin Eastwood

April Stuart

Brad Dunscombe

Terry Griffin

Rebecca Austin

Michael Veltman

Garth Robson

Sue Oldknow

Fiona Bailey

Linda Edwards

Don Hutton

Michael Veltman

Stephen Lee

Duncan Fletcher

Duncan Fletcher

Rebecca Austin

Martin Ankor

Martin Ankor

Karen Anderson

Erin Crees

Richard Beazley

Robert Lymn

Luke Howard

Derek Bertram

James Austin

Mark Willis

Violet Rowe

Stephen Lee

Robert Wiese

Robert Wiese

Robert Wiese

Duncan Fletcher

 

CAST

Lewis

Lucy

Nick

Roy

Justine

Doug

Henry

Cherry

Julie

Ruth

Zac

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director

Production Managers

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Lighting Designer

Lighting Operators

Props

Set Designer

Backstage Crew

Sound

Costumes

Publicity

Front of House Manager

Booking Officer

Programme Design