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Lessons of the past in high school theatre production | Augusta-Margaret River Mail



A little bit of classic Australian theatre comes to Margaret River Senior High School’s Ray Harwood Auditorium this month, when students from the upper school drama class unveil their production of Cosi.

Written by Louis Nowra and set in a 1970s Melbourne mental institution, Cosi follows the story of a young and inexperienced director taking on the challenge of directing an opera, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, featuring a cast of patients who speak no Italian and can’t sing a note.

On April 27, 28 and 29, the students will take to the stage in a production that MRSHS Head of Drama, Meredith McCormack said held past messages of hope for a difficult today.

“This comedy is based loosely on work Nowra did as a director working with a cast of…

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