FREUD'S LAST SESSION, New York's long-running hit play by Mark St. Germain, is set to open in Los Angeles starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freud and Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis under the direction of Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. Presented by The Broad Stage and CRC Productions, FREUD'S LAST SESSION will begin performances tonight, January 11th for a strictly limited engagement through February 10th at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
The show is also currently playing to sold-out houses in Buenos Aires, Philadelphia and Stockholm. Additional productions are set to open this season in London, Mexico City, Sydney, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Phoenix, and Tucson.
FREUD'S LAST SESSION 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. 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. Mark St. Germain's celebrated new play was suggested by the bestselling book The Question of God by Harvard's Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.
Judd Hirsch is a two-time Tony Award winner for I'm Not Rappaport and Conversations With My Father and his other Broadway credits include Barefoot in the Park, Chapter Two, Art, Talley's Folly, and Knock Knock. Off-Broadway, he starred in The Hot l Baltimore and The Seagull. Mr. Hirsch won two Emmys for the long-running hit TV series "Taxi," and his other film and TV credits include A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People (Oscar nomination), "Damages," Serpico, Running on Empty, "Numb3rs," "The Law," "Color of Justice," Independence Day, and "Dear John."
Tom Cavanagh is best known as the star of the hit NBC series "Ed." On Broadway, he starred in Urinetown andShenandoah. His other film and TV credits include "Scrubs," "Stories from the Vaults," "Royal Pains," "I Love the '80s," Bang Bang You're Dead, "The Outer Limits," "Jack & Bobby," "Eli Stone," "Love Monkey," "Trust Me,""Anya's Bell," "A Killer Among Us," Two Weeks, The Cake Eaters,Breakfast with Scot, Something More, "Trading Christmas," "Snow," Dangerous Intentions, and Gray Matters.
Playwright Mark St. Germain has written the plays Camping with Henry and Tom (Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards); Dr. Ruth, All the Way;The Best of Enemies; Out of Gas on Lover's Leap; and Forgiving Typhoid Mary. With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals The Gifts of the Magi, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller and Jack's Holiday. TV credits include Writer and Creative Consultant for "The Cosby Show." Mark co-wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed film Duma, and he directed and co-produced the documentary My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story featuring Richard Gere, Glenn Close and Edward Albee, among many others.
The playing schedule for FREUD'S LAST SESSION will be Tuesday through Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 4 & 8 PM, and Sundays at 1 & 5 PM. The running time is 84 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are available at www.TheBroadStage.com or by calling 310-434-3200. The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11thStreet inside the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.