ISBN: 9780868194035
Author: Louis Nowra
Publication Date: 1/4/1992
Edition: Standard
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 112pp.
Availability: Available
Cast Info: 4F , 7M
Doubling possible, min. of 8 actors required.

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‘Nowra has written a terrific play about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity, life: it’s a big, splendidly Australian epic.’ — Frank Gauntlett, Telegraph Mirror

Set in 1971, Così is Louis Nowra’s second semi-autobiographical play. Lewis has recently left university and takes up a job in a mental institution directing Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte. Lewis, the non-participant, becomes emotionally involved with his actors’ lives as his operatic production lurches forward and anti-Vietnam protests take place in the streets outside.

‘Nowra’s generous humour offers up a world of the most extraordinary, ordinary people; and a hilarious situation comedy to boot … [but there are] hints of a darkness that lies beyond the light: the real world.’ — Angela Bennie, Sydney Morning Herald

For study guides from Melbourne Theatre Company click here and here.

To listen to Louis Nowra talking about the play in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.

To listen to Louis Nowra reading the introduction to the play, also in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.

Cue the Chorus is a series of critical responses by Australian playwrights to classic Australian plays, offering insights and personal responses. To read Roslyn Oades’ response to Così, click here.

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