Fear Sells, which can be performed as a one-man or two-man show, is a commentary on the use of fear as a marketing tool. Told by down-on-their luck actors through a series of auditions for increasingly violent roles and subsequent conversations with their agent, the play asks the audience to consider whether society’s actions influence the movies being made or whether the prevalence of fear based films and Madison Avenue marketing campaigns have led to a society afraid to live life to the fullest.
The actors, middle aged and world weary face, change characters for each audition by making modest adjustments to their attire, demeanor and voice. The creativity of the actors and the use of minor props - a cigarette, a toothpick, a gun, etc. - bring each scenario to life. The entire play takes place on a bare stage.
"Wow! This is one of my favorite performances I've ever seen! Such a pleasure to watch. So much talent in the actor. An amazing performance. I just loved it! Great Script as well. Such a credit to actors everywhere. A true professional." ~Jupiter Jim's Marketing Team~
“The bad guys win by selling fear as something cool and exhilarating. Good guys like these need more views.” ~Tee Kay~
“I really enjoyed this. Great writing by Donna Carbone and great acting by Pete Marzilli. Put them together and you had me hanging on every word.” ~Sunnyme~
“Wow! Fantastic original script! We can all relate to this, and it makes you think about what we're being fed by the media.” ~Candy Cohn~