Lewis along with his girlfriend, Lucy, and his friend, Nick, enter “a burnt out theatre.” As they struggle to find a light switch they joined by Roy. Lucy leaves and Nick who is frightened joins her. Lewis meets Justin the social worker and then the other members appear. Doug, a pyromaniac, Henry, who says nothing and Zac, a musician. The women join them soon after, Cherry, who is violent, Julie, a drug addict and Ruth, who suffers obsessive compulsive disorder. Lewis is in an unusual situation and doesn’t know what to say to the members. Roy jumps at this opportunity to suggest Cosi Fan Tutti. Roy tries to sell the story but no one shares his enthusiasm.
Pg1- “A burnt out theatre” (mental health system)
Pg2- “This is where I belong: in the theatre” (Roy) (Importance of Art) Pg3- “Part of this project is to bring out people like Henry” (Importance of Art) Pg5- “They are normal people who have done extraordinary things, thought extraordinary thoughts” (Mental health system)
Pg6- “Go burn a cat”
Pg7- “Detoxed yet”
Pg12- “I prefer this to the ward” (Importance of Art)
Lewis auditions the singers, only to find that none of them can sing. Lewis decides that the opera will be done in English. During a lunch break, Lewis listens to a radio interview that Nick gives about the moratorium. “They’ll want the war to end, they’ll want changes in our society, they’ll want to overthrow the establishment.” Doug continues to ask Lewis personal questions and then reveals the story of burning his mother’s cats. Cherry flirts with Lewis and feeds him a sandwich. Doug suddenly appears and yells there’s a “fire in the dunnies.” Cherry “throttles him”.
Pg15- “I aim for the stars”
Pg16- “let’s make love not war” (War)
Pg17- “They’ll want the war to end, they’ll want changes in our society, they’ll want to overthrow the establishment.” (War)
Pg17- “to be against the Vietnam war is also to be against the...