Freud's Last Session Returns to the Barrington June 22; Off-Broadway Is Next

News   Freud's Last Session Returns to the Barrington June 22; Off-Broadway Is Next
 
Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session  — the two-character "what-if" play about the imagined meeting of Sigmund Freud and author C.S. Lewis — plays a return engagement at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA, June 22-July 3 before arriving Off-Broadway.

Following its run at BSC Stage 2, the drama will begin performances at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre July 9 with an official opening scheduled for July 22. The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side Y is located in Manhattan at 10 West 64th Street.

Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner co-star under the direction of Tyler Marchant.

Freud's Last Session, according to press notes, "centers on legendary psychiatrist Dr. Sigmund Freud (Martin Rayner), who invites the young, rising academic star C.S. Lewis (Mark H. Dold) 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, the joy of love, the purpose of sex, and the meaning of life – just a few weeks before Freud's own death."

The play is based on Dr. Armand Nicholi's "The Question of God," which was presented as a two-part PBS television presentation in 2004.

Barrington Stage's production design team once again includes Brian Prather (scenic design), Mark Mariani (costume design), Clifton Taylor (lighting design) and Beth Lake (sound design). Kate J. Cudworth is production stage manager. For tickets to the Barrington run, call (413) 236-8888, stop by the BSC Box Office at 30 Union Street or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre is located in Manhattan at 10 West 64th Street. Tickets are $65 and are available at www.Theatermania.com or by calling (212) 352-3101. A limited number of $20 Student Rush tickets (with valid student ID) will be available at the box office beginning three hours prior to each performance. For more information visit www.FreudsLastSession.com.

Martin Rayner as Freud and Mark H. Dold as Lewis in BSC's 2009 run of <i>Freud's Last Session</i>.
Martin Rayner as Freud and Mark H. Dold as Lewis in BSC's 2009 run of Freud's Last Session. Photo by Kevin Sprague
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