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17 September 2014

Welcome To the freak show

 - Saturday, 15 November 2008, 00:00

Sean Briffa brings us another original play dealing with the distortion of the mind and the human body: Cultivating Insanity.

The author started out as a visual artist and later on turned to acting. Eventually, he began to write his own plays. This play is set in 1903; five people find themselves locked in a room where they have to fight to break free from both their physical and psychological barriers.

Fred Barret, better known as Freaky Freddy, owner of a famous freak show throughout the 19th century, not only collects ‘freaks’ but experiments on creating new distortions of the human being to satisfy his sadistic curiosity. The play takes us through his latest experiment with echoes of older ones.

Unquestionably the actors have been working hard to make their character as real as possible.

The young actors have a background in contemporary theatre, Greek, musical, community theatre as well as mime and physical theatre. Their dedication shows how seriously they take their art.

The play opened last night and performances continue today and tomorrow at the MITP theatre, St. Christopher Street, Valletta, at 8pm. For further information visit www.freewebs.com/cultivatinginsanity, email on [email protected] or call on 9944-5725.

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