A joyous love-letter to the stage
This heart-warming and hilarious Australian comedy comes to STC for the first time.
Set in a psychiatric facility, Così is a play about friendship, romance, infidelity and difference. It’s 1971 and Australia is protesting the war in Vietnam. But inside the asylum, the inmates are listening to Mozart, learning their lines and occasionally skipping their medication. It’s art, it’s mayhem, it’s a wonderful roller coaster all the way to opening night.
The icing on the cake is that it’s all based on playwright Louis Nowra’s own life. In the 1970s, he himself directed a musical with inmates from Melbourne’s Mont Park Asylum. The one-off performance brought joy to everyone involved.
Now, Helpmann Award-winning Director Sarah Goodes (The Children) brings this joy to our stage. With its cast of loveable characters, Così offers a touching reminder of how art can make our spirits soar.
Sydney Opera House @ 2 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW, 2000, Australia
Mon – Thu performances: Adult $103 Seniors cardholder $93 Concession $82 Under 30 $75. Fri & Sat performances: $108. Preview performances $75