FREUD'S LAST SESSION Ends LA Run Tonight; International Productions in the Works
FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, will end its triumphant limited engagement tonight, February 10th at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles. Starring Judd Hirsch as Sigmund Freud and Tom Cavanagh as C. S. Lewis, FREUD'S LAST SESSION is directed by Tyler Marchant, who helmed the original New York production. The show's west coast premiere is presented by The Broad Stage & Carolyn
Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas.
The Off-Broadway engagement of FREUD'S LAST SESSION opened on July 22, 2010, and became a sellout sensation throughout its phenomenal two-year run. The show is also currently playing to sold-out houses in Buenos Aires, Stockholm and Cincinnati. Additional productions are set to open in 2013 in London, Mexico City, Sydney, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Vancouver, Copenhagen, and Phoenix.
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," Running on Empty, "Numb3rs," "Sooner or Later," "The Law," and Independence Day.
Tom Cavanagh is best known as the star of the hit NBC series "Ed." On Broadway, he starred in Urinetown and Shenandoah. His other film and TV credits include "Scrubs," "Royal Pains," "I Love the '80s," "Stories from the Vaults," Bang Bang You're Dead, "The Outer Limits," "Jack & Bobby," "Eli Stone," "Love Monkey," "Trust Me," "Anya's Bell," Breakfast with Scot, Two Weeks, The Cake Eaters, "Trading Christmas," Something More, and "Snow."
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.
FREUD'S LAST SESSION has hosted an unusually large number of celebrity attendees, including such luminaries as Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Gere, Chuck Lorre, William H. Macy, Perez Hilton, John Cleese, Frank Oz, Marcia Gay Harden, Peter Bogdanovich, T.R. Knight, Eric McCormack, Neil Simon, David Krumholtz, Patricia Heaton, Jerry Stiller, Christiane Amanpour, Andy Rooney, Olympia Dukakis, Marilu Henner, Scott Adsit, Dick Cavett, Victoria Jackson, Dan Lauria, Roger Goodell, Cornel West, Peter Shaffer, Celeste Holm, John Kander, Frances Sternhagen, Tina Louise, Barry Schindel, Theodore Bikel, Dr. Ruth (10 times!), and Louis Zorich.