STAGE TUBE: Dr. Ruth Has a Session With Freud

By: Jan. 10, 2012
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Sex therapist, Dr. Ruth, recently taped an onstage interview for her newly launched YouTube channel with Sigmund Freud (as played by Martin Rayner) at FREUD'S LAST SESSION. View it below!

Mark St. Germain's play also stars Mark H. Dold as C. S. Lewis. FREUD'S LAST SESSION recently celebrated its 500th New York performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Additional productions of FREUD'S LAST SESSION are already set to open into 2013 in major markets across the nation and around the world.

At a recent event for health marketers at Google's New York office, Dr. Ruth Westheimer told the crowd that she launched her YouTube comeback to bring her years of experience to a new generation. "What has not changed is the need for human interaction," she said. Still cheeky, the 83-year-old celebrity doctor admitted that she has other objectives too: "I want to make money. I don't want to sit at home."

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

Playwright Mark St. Germain has written the plays Camping with Henry and Tom (Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards), 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 is presented Off-Broadway by Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas. The performance schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm; with matinees Wednesday at 2:30pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Running time is 80 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $65 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 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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