Freud's Last Session to Return to the Barrington Prior to July Off-Broadway Run

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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 — will play 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 Theater at the West Side Y July 9 with an official opening scheduled for July 22. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre is located in Manhattan at 5 West 63rd 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 a young, little known professor, 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, love, sex and the meaning of life—only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own.

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 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. Ticket information for the Off-Broadway run will be announced shortly.

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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