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Auditions for Beenleigh Theatre Group Inc’s 2017 production of COSI by Louis Nowra
Register to Audition: To register please send an email with “COSI AUDITION” in the subject line to timothywynn@mac.com.
Audition: Saturday 21st January
Callbacks Sunday 22nd January

Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings and Sundays.

Season: April 21 – May 6

For more info and to apply head to: http://beenleightheatregroup.com/whats-on/audition-notices/

SYNOPSIS
The year is 1971 and as people march in the streets protesting against the Vietnam War a young director named Lewis endeavours to mount a production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte in a small burnt-out theatre on the grounds of a mental institution with a cast of madmen. COSI explores the life lesson that Lewis experiences as his life is touched by these extraordinary people. As his operatic production lurches forward, the audience learn, along with Lewis, that when chasing your dreams it helps to be a little crazy. This play is a poignant look at life through the eyes of patients at an insane asylum. It’s an hilarious take on the madness of creative endeavour and the chaotic terror of getting up there and making a fool of yourself. First produced in 1992, COSI has become one of the most produced Australian plays. Semi-autobiographical in nature, Louis Nowra has written a terrific play about madness, illusion, sanity…and theatre.
CHARACTERS
LEWIS has just left university.- male, age range: 18 – 25
LUCY is doing an MA thesis and lives with Lewis.- female, age range: 18 – 25
NICK also doing a thesis and directs student productions.- male, age range: 18 – 25
JUSTIN a social worker in his late 30’s or early 40’s. He is neat and precise.- male, age range: 20 – 40
ROY a mental patient who has spent much of his life in institutions. – male, age range: 40 – 60
HENRY a former lawyer who is now a patient. Like Roy, he has spent much of his life in institutions.- male, age range: 25 – 50)
DOUG has a liking for fires, but has not been in institutions very long. – male, age range: 20 – 30
CHERRY has been in institutions for some time. – female, age range: 25 – 35
JULIE in a mental institution for the first time because of a drug dependency. – female, age range: 18 – 25
RUTH an obsessive personality, who is in and out of mental institutions. – female, age range: 30 – 50
ZAC the musician of the group who has been in and out of mental institutions. – male, age range: 25 – 40

Type of production
Play

Company Name and Suburb
Beenleigh Theatre Group

State
Queensland