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Author: Louis Nowra

Summary: Melbourne, 1971. Lewis, a recent university graduate, has been employed by the local psychiatric hospital to direct some of the patients in a dramatic production. It's a chance for Lewis to gain some experience and money, and it's an experiment in developing the social skills and confidence of his charges. What he doesn't expect is that one of the patients, Roy, has already decided that the group will stage Cosi fan Tutte, Mozart's ambitious three-hour-long comic opera. A pity, then, that none of the cast can speak Italian - or sing opera!

Dates and times: Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 March 2013 at 8 pm, Sunday 17 March at 3 pm, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March at 6.30 pm, Thursday 21 March to Saturday 23 March at 8 pm

Ticket prices: $22 waged adults, $20 seniors, unwaged adults and tertiary students, $15 Stagecraft members and high-school students with valid ID. Groups of 10+ (all on the same night) $18 per person. Two tickets for $22 on the first Thursday for all ticket categories. Early bird discount: book for the first week of the play and get $2 off the full ticket price ($20 instead of $22).


  • Lewis - Matt Bentley
  • Roy - Alec Rogers
  • Doug - Lee Dowsett
  • Cherry - Toni-Maree Westcott
  • Ruth - Brooke Clemence
  • Julie - Moema Gregorzewski
  • Zac - Darryn Woods
  • Henry - Rodney Bane
  • Justine - Ingrid Sage
  • Lucy - Kerina Deas
  • Nick - Jason Tolley


Simon Boyes (director, sound designer, set designer), Iona Anderson (production manager, props coordinator, set builder), John Chalmers (director's assistant, rehearsal prompt), Tessa Alderton (stage manager), Sarah Hayward (assistant stage manager), Devon Heaphy (lighting designer, lighting rigger), Darryn Woods (lighting rigger, set builder), Rachel Upchurch (lighting operator), Kate Norquay (sound operator), Liz Page (wardrobe coordinator), Mary-Claire Reilly, Ria Aps (wardrobe assistant), Sam Perry (set coordinator), Stephen Fearnley, Benjamin Haddock, Bexx Parker (set builder), Alex Efimoff, Tanya Piejus (photographer) Susannah Donovan (front of house manager), Guru Design (publicity designer)

Last updated 31 October 2013

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