Fear Eats the Soul


It’s 1974 in Germany: Emmi is a cleaning woman and a widow. She falls in love with Ali, a younger man and a Moroccan immigrant. When they marry, everyone is appalled. In time, family and friends finally accept them. Yet, the couple must face their own mounting fears and insecurities. Don’t miss the U.S. Stage Premiere of the renowned German film. Fear is a bold masterpiece that explores star-crossed lovers and how fear can destroy our hopes and dreams.

Presented by Scena Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
100 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $45

Discount Tickets Available Goldstar

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Box Office Phone: 202-399-7993

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/12/2017 - 06/04/2017
Sunday 03:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 05/16/2017 - 8:00pm
  • 05/27/2017 - 3:00pm
  • 05/22/2017 - 8:00pm
  • 06/03/2017 - 3:00pm
Performer Role
Nanna Ingvarsson Emi
Oscar Ceville Salem
Gary DuBreuil Albert/Second Policeman/Ensemble
Sissel Bakken Frau Ellis/Hedwig/Ensemble
Aniko Olah Paulina/Frau Munchmeyer/Ensemble
Colin Davies Gruber/Grocer/Ensemble
Rashard Harrison Fuad/Eugen/Foreman/Ensemble
Karin Rosnizeck Barbara/Frau Karges
Ellie Nicoll Frieda/Grocer's Wife/Ensemble
Stacy Whittle Katherina/Paula
Kim Curtis Waiter/Man in Suit/Doctor/Ensemble
Ivan Zizek Bruno/First Policeman/Ensemble
Jen Bevan Krista/Yolanda/Ensemble
Production Personnel
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Robert McNamara
Costume Designer
Sigrid Johannesdottir
Set Designer
Dave Humke
Sound Designer
Denise Rose
Lighting Designer
Marianne Meadows
Adapted By
Anthony Vivis


Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
About the Venue:
X2 bus from Gallery Pl/Chinatown. H2 Bus from Union Stn. DC Streetcar from H St/Union Station or Benning Rd/Oklahoma Ave

Getting There

  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking
  • Valet parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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