FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain now in its second successful year in New York, is coming to the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago) "for a session," making its Midwest Premiere on March 26 at 7:30pm and running through June 3. FREUD'S LAST SESSION won the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play.
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The Off-Broadway premiere engagement of FREUD'S LAST SESSION opened on July 22, 2010 to rave reviews and immediately became a sellout sensation. FREUD'S LAST SESSION stars Mark H. Dold as C. S. Lewis and Martin Rayner as Sigmund Freud, under the direction of Tyler Marchant. Additional productions of FREUD'S LAST SESSION are set through 2012 in major markets across the nation and around the world including London, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Mexico City, Seattle, Atlanta, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Palm Beach.
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.
FREUD'S LAST SESSION is presented in Chicago and Off-Broadway by Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas. Scenic design is by Brian Prather, costume design by Mark Mariani, lighting design by Clifton Taylor, and sound design by Beth Lake.
Tickets range from $55 to $45. Student tickets are $22 (with valid student ID) and a limited number of rush tickets are available at the box office beginning three hours prior to each performance. For tickets and information contact the Mercury Theater at 773-325-1700 or www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.
For more information, visit www.FreudsLastSession.com.
Tyler Marchant, Mark Dold, Mark St. Germain, Martin Rayner
Mitchell Hudson, Jason Epperson
Mark St. Germain, Tyler Marchant
Mark St. Germain, Tyler Marchant, Jack Thomas, Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman
Mark St. Germain, Carolyn Rossi Copeland
Mark Dold, Martin Rayner
Mark Dold, Mark St. Germain, Martin Rayner