Spectrum’s spectacular finale

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on October 27, 2017

A PYROMANIAC, a mute lawyer and a food-obsessed romantic will take centre stage on October 27 for three weekends of political extremism, Italian opera and conflicting insanity.

Spectrum Theatre’s final production for the year, Australian playwright Louis Nowra’s Cosi, explores a young man’s journey of self-discovery as he struggles with his directorial debut of the opera Cosi fan tutte.

Leading man Sam Smith stars as Lewis, a university graduate seeking money who agrees to direct a play with patients from a mental institution.

Chloe Pinker takes on the role of Nick, a political extremist against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

The talented Mike Staude takes the role of Roy, a manic-depressive who tends to dominate Lewis’s directing when Lewis does not stand up to his actors.

Smith, Pinker and Staude join a cast of gifted local actors in bringing the semi-autobiographical comedy to life.

Cosi will open on October 27 and run on November 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 7pm, and on October 29 and November 5 at 2pm.

Spectrum Theatre is located on Proudlove Parade, on the ground floor of UWA Albany Centre.

Tickets are available at Paperbark Merchants on York Street or online at paperbarks.com.au.