This fall, San Francisco audiences discovered brand new company Carmina Theater with “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza, directed by Pascale Couderc.
In February 2020, Carmina returns with “Fear” by Élodie Menant, a play originated at the 2014 Avignon theater festival, and which just closed in France last week. This psychological thriller, based on a short story by Stefan Zweig, keeps audiences guessing as they watch a loving couple sink into suspicion and dread: Can Fritz trust his wife Irène, when she is making up excuses to disappear at night? Can Irène have faith in her lawyer husband, who defends the most loathsome criminals without a blink? And who is this mysterious woman coming out of the shadows to accuse Irène and blackmail her? Manipulation? Hallucination? Conspiracy?
As in a Hitchcock movie, each scene builds up the suspense, until the final twist.
In French with English supertitles.
Directed by Pascale Couderc on a set by Cécile Picard.
Featuring Emmanuelle Lambert, Benoît Monin, and Courtney Walsh (AEA).
Dates: From February 13 to 29, 2020, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm
Location: Exit Theater, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco.