Theatre Mamusidom

Blue Mountains Theatre

Set in Venice on the day of the death of Orson Welles, “Orchids in the Moonlight” by renowned Mexican writer, Carlos Fuentes is a multi-layered play in which two older chicanas submerge themselves in the roles of two actual, celebrated Mexican actresses from the Golden Age of cinema, Dolores del Rio and Maria Felix. So fanatic are the chicanas in playing their roles that they even criticise the real-life actresses for not being faithful to their cinematic selves, and the conversations between the two chicanas become an interchange of the dialogue spoken by Félix and Del Rio in their films. Whilst paying homage (albeit parodic ) to these two actresses, Fuentes also criticises the Hollywood machine (in the persona of “mummy”) which nurtures the blossoming careers of its young starlets but cruelly dumps them when they reach their use-be dates. Written with beautifully lyrical language inlaid with the use of magic realism, a technique beloved by Latin American authors, Fuentes structures his play in a genre favoured by the Golden Age of Cinema, the melodrama. This extraordinary play stretches the audience's imagination, leaving them with a lasting experience.


Once again, the production of Orchids in the Moonlight by Carlos Fuentes has had to be cancelled on medical grounds, this time with four of the production team falling victim to the corona virus two weeks before the show's opening. Undeterred, we intend to carry on and look forward to presenting the play in the first half of the New Year. 

Further details will be forthcoming soon.


Female actor aged 45+ is invited to express interest in the next production. Please ring Liz on 0477827752 or write to



drawing by John Ellison





Enquiries Liz on 0477827752



Theatre Mamusidom


about us 


Located in the upper Blue Mountains ,  Theatre Mamusidom is a newly formed vibrant company established by Liz de Koster in 2021 .

After an absence from the stage for several years owing to caring for her husband in his final years, Liz has eagerly resumed  her former acting and directing skills with the formation of Theatre Mamusidom. The aim of the company is to produce excellence in theatre in a wide spectrum of drama - from tradition to innovative, by playwrights, past and present from within Australia and abroad.

Liz explains “there is so much acting talent in the Blue Mountains and room for a companion to the Blackheath Theatre Company, of which I am an enthusiastic member and currently oversee the Local Script Development Program.”

Puzzled by the name Mamusidom?  Liz explains “my parents were Polish and it means  "Mother Home”.

Liz de Koster is the widow of the late and well-known local artist, Jose de Koster whose autobiography, "Fragments of a Journey, A Fistful of Life" Liz edited and published, extracts from which can be seen on





scenes from The Picasso Affair

Orchids in the Moonlight

drawing by John Ellison

Expressions of interest


Please support Theatre Mamusidom

Would you like to get involved - as actor, director,lighting/sound, front of house, promotional, sponsor etc. Contact Liz de Koster. at or on 0477827752

Sound and lighting technician

Theatre Mamusidom is requiring a sound and lighting technician for its  production 

Please ring on 0477827752 or write to Liz at