Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session, the two-character "what-if" play about the imagined meeting of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and author C.S. Lewis, opened in New York July 22.
The show, 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, the joy of love, the purpose of sex, and the meaning of life — just a few weeks before Freud's own death."
Here is a look at the opening-night bows and after-show party:
Freud's Last Session Opens Off-Broadway
Performances are Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $65 and are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or through www.FreudsLastSession.com.
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.