The producers of FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the smash hit at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), have announced an extension through July 15th in Chicago.
Now entering its third successful year in New York, the Midwest Premiere of the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, FREUD'S LAST SESSION has received a Jeff Recommendation.
"We are thrilled by the way Chicago audiences have embraced FREUD'S LAST SESSION," says lead producer Carolyn Rossi Copeland. "It has been an incredible experience thus far and we hope the excitement continues to build around this thought-provoking play, as we look forward to a long, successful run here." The New York debut won the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play.
FREUD'S LAST SESSION is written by Mark St. Germain, under the direction of Tyler Marchant. Additional productions of FREUD'S LAST SESSION are already set to open into 2013 in major markets across the nation and around the world, including London, Madrid, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Chris Jones of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE called FREUD'S LAST SESSION "Terrific!" and selected it as "Critic's Choice." The CHICAGO SUN-TIMES hailed it as "Compelling Theater!" THE HUFFINGTON POST exclaimed that the production "Clips Along with Wit and Charm!" WINDY CITY TIMES raved that it is "Intimate, Witty and Thought-Provoking!" and LAKE COUNTY JOURNAL called it "Fascinating, quick-witted, compelling!"
FREUD'S LAST SESSION centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites the rising academic star C. S. Lewis to his home in London. Lewis, expecting to be called on the carpet for satirizing Freud in a recent book, soon realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda. On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash on the existence of God, love, sex, and the meaning of life – only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own. Not just a powerful debate, this is a profound and deeply touching play about two men who boldly addressed the greatest questions of all time. Mark St. Germain's celebrated new play was suggested by the bestselling book The Question of God by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., professor of psychology at Harvard University.
There have been an unusually large number of celebrity spottings at FREUD'S LAST SESSION in New York, including such luminaries as Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Kenneth Branagh, Neil Simon, Barbara Walters, Dr. Ruth (5 times!) Richard Gere, Jerry Stiller, Peter Bogdanovich, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, John Cleese, Patricia Heaton, Cornel West, Christiane Amanpour, Marcia Gay Harden, John Kander, Andy Rooney, Dick Cavett, Frank Oz, Peter Shaffer, The Amazing Kreskin, Celeste Holm, Victoria Jackson, TR Knight, Dan Lauria, David Brooks, Scott Adsit, and Tina Louise. Additionally, Chicago news anchors Ron Magers and Walter Jacobson each had a session.