What do you fear? What makes you tremble with the feeling and has the subject of that fear changed with time?
Getting us thinking about our fears and how fear is perceived in today’s society, will be the performance of the play Fear Industry tonight at the Almyra hotel in Paphos.
The English, 32-act play, directed by Achim Wieland, links together elements from traditional theatre and components from opera. The combination of the two works illustrate concepts of real and imagined fear, which are built on the foundations of our fragile existence, the perfect diving board for the madness which is man-manufactured fear.
Two award-winning actors, Marios Ioannou and Elena Kallinikou, one mezzo-soprano, and choral music by Schumann, Purcell, Taverner Wolf and Part, will give the audience a living archive of fear in the 21st century.
The stage will recall personal stories, refer to analytical context and YouTube confessions, bring to the ear historic speeches, while all the time moving forward, bringing the real and unreal side by side until the roots of fear are moved out of the frame to only leave the feeling of fear itself.
After the 70-minute production, you can enjoy a meal and cocktail together with live music from Alexis Goudas on guitar and vocal and Constantinos Pavlides on percussion.
A theatric play revolving around fear. September 23. Almyra Hotel, Paphos. 8pm. In English. €10. Tel: 26-888762