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From left, Lin Ying, Sonya Thompson and LaToya Codner in “Cosi.”
From left, Lin Ying, Sonya Thompson and LaToya Codner in “Cosi.”

‘Cosi’ set for Oct. 1 – 4 in experimental actor training space

The University of South Carolina’s department of theatre and dance will present Louis Nowra’s endearing comedy, “Cosi,” Oct. 1 - 4 in the newly created Center for Performance Experiment at Hamilton Gymnasium.

Curtain Times are 8 p.m. Oct. 1 and 4; 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3. Admission for all shows is $10, payable at the door only.

The Center for Performance Experiment at Hamilton Gymnasium is located at the corner of Pendleton and Pickens streets, in the Gibbes Green section of the university campus.

A madcap look at theatre behind the scenes, “Cosi” is ultimately a fresh, startling play about personal dreams, madness, ambition, disappointment, creativity and transformation. A young Australian director, looking for purpose and meaning in his life, lands a job directing a group of inexperienced but colorful performers in a mental institution. The motley band of players prepares to perform Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte.” But can they sing? And who speaks Italian?

Professor Steven Pearson, head of the master’s program in acting, will direct this production.

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'Cosi'

  • What: Department of theatre and dance production that takes a comedic behind-the-scenes look at the world of theare
  • Who: Steven Pearson, head of the master’s program in acting, will direct
  • When: Oct. 1 - 4, various curtain times
  • Where: Center for Performance Experiment at Hamilton Gymnasium

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