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8 Sep 2023 - 23 Sep 2023
Heidelberg Theatre Co.

Author: Louis Nowra

Director: Bruce Akers

Genre: Comedy

Agent: HLA Management Pty Ltd, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012


Cosi is set in a psychiatric institution in Melbourne in 1971 during the changing social climate caused mainly by the war in Vietnam. Lewis has recently left Uni and faces the challenge of directing the Mozart opera Cosi Fan Tutte staged in a burnt-out theatre with the patients as cast members. Initially hesitant, he becomes emotionally involved with his patients-cum-actors as his operatic production lurches forward and anti-war protests rage outside. Filled with an over-enthusiastic cast who can’t sing, act or speak Italian, what could possibly go wrong?

‘Nowra has written a terrific play about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity, life; it’s a big, splendidly Australian epic.’


Start Date: 8 Sep 2023

End Date: 23 Sep 2023

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 10th Sep 2023
  • Sat 16th Sep 2023
  • Sun 17th Sep 2023

8:00pm on:

  • Fri 8th Sep 2023
  • Sat 9th Sep 2023
  • Wed 13th Sep 2023
  • Thu 14th Sep 2023
  • Fri 15th Sep 2023
  • Sat 16th Sep 2023
  • Wed 20th Sep 2023
  • Thu 21st Sep 2023
  • Fri 22nd Sep 2023
  • Sat 23rd Sep 2023

Ticket Prices:

$27.00 Adult
$24.00 Concession Card Holders and Members
$22.00 Group of 10+

Bookings: www.htc.org.au // phone (03) 94574117 // email boxoffice@htc.org.au

Theatre: Heidelberg Theatre

Theatre Address:

36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna, Vic

Other Information:

Content notice: The play includes strong language, theatrical haze and the use of herbal cigarettes.


Characters Summary:

7M (20s to 40+); 4F (20s to 30s+)

Audition Dates:

6:00pm on:

  • Sun 2nd Jul 2023

6:30pm on:

  • Tue 4th Jul 2023

7:00pm on:

  • Mon 3rd Jul 2023

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