| JUDD HIRSCH as Sigmund Freud and TOM CAVANAGH as |
C. S. Lewis in Mark St. Germain's FREUD'S LAST SESSION at The Broad Stage.
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Presented by The Broad Stage and Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas, Freud's Last Session will play a strictly limited engagement through Feb. 10 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
The Off-Broadway premiere engagement opened on July 22, 2010 and ran for two years (read the review here). The show is also currently playing to sold-out houses in Buenos Aires, Stockholm and Anchorage. Additional productions are set to open this season in London, Mexico City, Sydney, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Phoenix, Cincinnati, and Tucson.
The play centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites the young, 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. St. Germain’s play was suggested by the bestselling book "The Question of God" by Harvard’s Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.
The playing schedule for Freud's Last Session is Tuesday through Friday evenings at 7:30, Saturdays at 4 and 8 pm, Sundays at 1 and 5 pm. The running time is 74 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are available through www.TheBroadStage.com or by calling 310-434-3200. The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11th St. inside the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.FreudsLastSession.com.