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FREUD’S LAST SESSION Wins 2011 Gradiva Award for Best Play


On October 22nd, the NAAP (National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis) presented their 2011 award for Best Stage Production to Mark St. Germain for his hit play FREUD'S LAST SESSION, now in its second smash year at New World Stages. FREUD'S LAST SESSION, starring Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner, is also the winner of the 2011 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play. Additional productions are set through 2012 in major markets across the nation and around the world.

Under the direction of Tyler Marchant, 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 play was suggested by the bestselling book The Question of God by Harvard's Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

There have been an unusually high number of celebrity sightings at FREUD'S LAST SESSION throughout its first year, including such luminaries as Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Dr. Ruth, Christiane Amanpour, Jerry Stiller, Marcia Gay Harden, Dick Cavett, John Cleese, Andy Rooney, Patricia Heaton, Dan Lauria, Celeste Holm, T.R. Knight, Peter Shaffer, Tina Louise, Warner Wolf, Cornel West, The Amazing Kreskin, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Due to overwhelming demand,
the producers of FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas, recently put a new block of tickets on sale through February 26th. The performance schedule at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm, and Sunday at 3 & 7pm. Tickets are $65 and are available at 212-239-6200 or through 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.

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