PHOTO CALL: Freud's Last Session Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

News   PHOTO CALL: Freud's Last Session Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Freud's Last Session celebrated its one-year anniversary July 22. The company celebrated with a special cake featuring a production photo recreated with various flavors of icing. Additionally, playwright Mark St. Germain, cast and producers hosted an onstage post-performance discussion.

St. Germain's play was suggested by the bestselling book "The Question of God" by Harvard's Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

Tyler Marchant directs the Off-Broadway production, which began as a summer hit for Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. Marchant was nominated for a 2010 Joe A. Callaway Award for his direction of Freud's Last Session.

Here is a look at the event:

The play (in independent stagings) is to be produced in major markets in the U.S. and internationally in 2011-12.

Freud's Last Session, according to production notes, "centers on legendary psychoanalyst 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, love, sex, and the meaning of life — just 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."

Freud's Last Session is presented Off-Broadway by Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas.

The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre is at 10 W. 64th Street (at Central Park West). The performance schedule is Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesday through Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 & 7 PM.

Tickets are $65 and are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or through www.FreudsLastSession.com.

A limited number of $20 Student Rush tickets (cash only, with valid student ID) are available at the box office beginning three hours prior to each performance.

For more information, visit www.FreudsLastSession.com.

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