by Louis Nowra
Directed by Jesse Michael Mothershed
A classic Australian comedy about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity and life.
SEPTEMBER 7 - 23
Wed - Sat @ 8pm
Sun @ 2pm
259 W. 30th ST.
(b/n 7th & 8th AVES.)
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Set in a Melbourne mental institution in 1971, Così is the classic Australian comedy by renowned playwright Louis Nowra.
When Lewis, a recent university graduate, accepts a job directing mental patients in a performance intended to bring them out of their shells, he gets more than he bargains for as the show the patients choose is Mozart's opera Così Fan Tutte.
To make matters worse, the venue for this performance is a fire-gutted theatre with a leaking roof and faulty wiring. The cast includes a pyromaniac, a junkie, a manic-depressive, a knife-wielding romantic, a confused realist, a Lithium-addicted pianist who hates Mozart, and a stuttering ex-lawyer who refuses to take part in the production. Lewis, needless to say, is slightly discouraged by the task at hand.
A funny and poignant play, Così marks the inaugural production of Australian Made Entertainment, a theatre company dedicated to showcasing Australian plays in New York City.
For more information, please visit www.AustralianMadeEntertainment.com.
Australian Made Entertainment is an independent arts organization, based in New York City, dedicated to bringing Australian works to the United States. Our aim is to produce theatre and film with a distinctly Australian flavor, whether it explores aspects of Australian culture or simply showcases the rich talents of Australian artists. In addition to producing classic works from established playwrights, we hope to introduce American audiences to emerging Australian writers, as well as provide opportunities for Australian performers, directors and other entertainment professionals.