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Cosi comes to the Playhouse Theatre

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One of Australia’s classic plays, Cosi, written by acclaimed Australian playwright Louis Nowra, is set to hit the Playhouse stage the first week of December, directed by Phillip Fresta. Photo: Shalyn Knight

One of Australia’s classic plays, Cosi, is set to hit the Playhouse stage the first week of December, directed by Phillip Fresta.

Written by acclaimed Australian playwright Louis Nowra, Cosi is set in a psychiatric facility and is a play about friendship, romance, community, and difference.

Director Phillip Fresta said the play offered a touching reminder of how art could touch the hearts of all.

“It's 1971 and Australia is protesting the war in Vietnam. With its cast of loveable characters, Cosi offers a touching reminder of how art can make our spirits soar,” Phillip said.

“We will be taking audiences back to Melbourne 1971 – the year man drove a vehicle on another planet, the Moon, for the first time, Australian troops were still fighting in Vietnam, there were no personal computers, no mobile phones and TV went off the air every night at 10.30 to the image of the Queen, with God Save the Queen playing.

“The cast will be giving audiences their best, so we encourage the audience to support them and join in the theme by wearing their best 70s fashion or really be bold, come along in their PJs, slippers and dressing gown.”  

Cosi is on for five performances: 2, 3, 9, 10 December at 7.30 pm, with a matinee on Sunday 4 December at 3 pm.

The play carries a warning of adult themes and coarse language.

“It’s a terrific play about sanity and theatre,” Phil said.

“We look forward to bringing 1971 Melbourne to life on the Playhouse stage”.

Bookings open Sunday 13 November at 10 am, with the box office open weekends from 10 am to noon (in person or via phone on 4153 1904) or 24/7 online on the Playhouse website.

Tickets are Adults $22, with concession/Groups 10+ $19.

Theatre lovers are encouraged to book early.

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