Freud's Last Session

C.S. Lewis Meets Freud: FREUD’S LAST SESSION caused a sensation during last year’s summer theatre season, extending twice due to sold-out performances. Now, this “brilliant, mind-bending play”* comes to the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre on New York’s Upper West Side, one block from Lincoln Center. Two of history’s greatest minds – C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud – meet for a lively discussion about love, sex, and religion. This may be the most stimulating analysis ever!

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes, with no intermission

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre

(New York, NY)
5 West 63rd St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, begins its autumn season with the Midwest première of a?oeGeorge Washington's Teeth,a?? a new comedy by Mark St. Germaine.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
New Repertory Theatre presents the New England Premiere of We Will Not Be Silent, the docudrama by playwright David Meyers. Directed by New Rep Artistic Director Jim Petosa, the production runs October 13 through November 4, 2018 in the main stage theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018
New Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, announces that Artistic Director Jim Petosa will step down from his leadership position (held since 2012) at the end of the 2018-2019 Season. He will next direct We Will Not Be Silent, opening in October, which will be the last production he directs during his tenure as artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
On Saturday evening September 21 from 6 to 10 pm, Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)'s annual fall benefit at the Shattemuc Yacht Club, will feature multiple award-winning playwright Mark St. Germain. The author of Freud's Last Session (Off Broadway Alliance Award), Camping With Henry And Tom (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), Forgiving Typhoid Mary (ranked among Time Magazine's 'Year's Ten Best'), and Becoming Dr. Ruth, the story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, St. Germain will deliver the keynote address.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
From the producer of such memorable productions as Freud's Last Session, Howie the Rookie, Blonde Poison, The Time Machine and Lip Service, comes a different experience a?" a dramatised reading of Shackleton's Carpenter, by the indomitable Peter FitzSimons. It is an epic true story of exploration, survival, courage, conflict and the workings of the British class system, through the eyes of Shackleton's carpenter.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Leading live-entertainment company Starvox Entertainment, Bend it Films and Kintop Picturesin association with TO Live, are thrilled to present the North American premiere production of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM:The Musical. Arriving in time for the holiday season with a limited engagement December 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020 at the Bluma Appel Theatreat the St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, rehearsals are underway in Toronto now with a diverse cast of performers from Canada, the UK, and US.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from January 8 - February 9, 2020. In this incredible one-woman performance, actress Eileen DeSandre* embodies media personality Dr. Ruth in a tell-all reflection of her extraordinary life. Becoming Dr. Ruth is presented in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial and Resource Center of Central Florida through the generous support of Jim and Valeria Shapiro. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018
Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 41st season with the New York premiere of Relativity, a new play by Mark St. Germain about Albert Einstein, the most famous scientist who ever lived, beginning Friday, May 18.
by Audition Roundup - May 6, 2018
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 6, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018
The New Harmony Project (Lori Wolter Hudson, Artistic Director; David Hudson, Executive Director), an organization dedicated to supporting writers whose work emanates hope, will kick off its 32nd annual spring conference on Monday, May 21 with ten writers in residence in the idyllic town of New Harmony, Indiana. 
by Peter Danish - May 14, 2018
Every spring for the last 40 years, something very special has happened in Rockland County: the Penguin Rep, the not-for-profit professional Equity theatre started by artistic director Joe Brancato in 1977, begins its season. This year will be their 41st season! Brancato along with with executive director Andrew M. Horn -- has grown Penguin from a small summer theatre into what the New York Times calls: 'the gutsiest little theater!' - one of the Hudson Valley's most influential nonprofit cultural institutions, and nearly half a million theater-goers have passed through its doors during that time.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut completes its 28th Anniversary Season with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lescene. Lecesne's multihued play glows with such humanity (and robust humor) that the audience may find itself choking back a tear or two. The play, directed by Tom Holehan, is a dazzling beacon of theatrical talent.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018
West Coast Players will present a staged reading of Freud's Last Session, by Mark St. Germain, directed by Mary Kay Cyrus, with Richard Coppinger as Sigmund Freud and Mark William Myers as C.S. Lewis, today, May 12.
by Nancy Grossman - May 1, 2019
New Repertory Theatre presents BECOMING DR. RUTH, Mark St. Germain's (FREUD'S LAST SESSION) biographical comedy that tells you everything you didn't even know you wanted to know about Dr. Ruth, but were glad the playwright asked. Set in her Washington Heights, NY, apartment with a panoramic view overlooking the Hudson River, the play introduces us to the 69-year old Westheimer in the throes of moving after thirty years in the location. Surrounded by an array of boxes and clutter, the conceit provides a plethora of talking points as she unearths items that serve as important markers in her life story. Anne O'Sullivan reaches through the fourth wall to grab our attention with warmth and Ruth's indomitable joie de vivre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Previews begin June 7, with an official Opening Night on June 13, with performances through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
Barrington Stage Company and 1Berkshire in partnership kick off this year's ½ TIX program on June 12, 2018. This popular program, in its 17th year, offers half-price tickets to residents and visitors throughout the Berkshires. Patrons can buy same-day half-price tickets to performances at three conveniently-located ½ TIX booths:  Barrington Stage Company Box Office at 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, Lenox Chamber Visitors Center at 4 Housatonic Street, Lenox and the Triplex Cinema at 70 Railroad Street, Great Barrington. The program runs through September 8, 2018, Tuesday through Sunday from noon until 4:30pm. ½ TIX booths are closed Mondays with ticket sales for Mondays sold on Sundays.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to announce their 2019 Playwriting and Directing Fellows, for the 11th Annual Women's Work Short Play LAB.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces that the theatre has commissioned four accomplished playwrights, each for $10,000, to write brand new plays that share women's voices and address voting rights of the past, present, and future. These commissions are the first installments of FST's The Suffragist Project, a community-wide artistic celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Adele's Way, part of The 2018 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series on June 18, 2018 at 7pm at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., New York, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Previews began June 7, and the show officially opens tonight, June 13. Performances run through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Previews begin June 7, with an official Opening Night on June 13, with performances through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents the regional premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). Previews begin June 21, with an official opening night on June 24, with performances through July 15 on the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Previews begin June 7, with an official Opening Night on June 13, with performances through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Gertrude and Claudius is now open at Barrington Stage Company! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by Herbert Paine - Jul 2, 2018
Arizona Women's Theater Company presents Steven Carl McCasland's LITTLE WARS at Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) Black Box through July 8th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018
The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Today, Ryan Conway announces the launch of ARCHITECT THEATRICAL, a full service Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical general management and production company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present Gertrude and Claudius, a new play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (Dancing Lessons, Freud's Last Session), based on the novel by John Updike.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents Slow Food, by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Skip Greer, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 14 through February 9.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from January 8 - February 9, 2020. In this incredible one-woman performance, actress Eileen DeSandre* embodies media personality Dr. Ruth in a tell-all reflection of her extraordinary life. Becoming Dr. Ruth is presented in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial and Resource Center of Central Florida through the generous support of Jim and Valeria Shapiro. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in the landmark Broadway musical, West Side Story at Barrington Stage. The show began August 3, with opening night set for August 8, for a run through September 1.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's resident nonprofit professional theatre, is thrilled to announce its 2019-20 Season of Michigan and World Premieres. Proud to produce the hottest new plays at affordable prices, Theatre NOVA offers a subscription program as the best way to see quality programs at a discounted price. Subscribers can save up to 25% off single ticket prices and guarantee their seats for all our plays through August 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition included productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Coeurage Theatre Company, and co-directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Thaddeus Shafer and Lauren Ludwig. Winners notated in red below.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
The New Harmony Project announced today that it is now accepting applications for the 33rd annual conference to be held May 20 - June 1, 2019. Since 1986, the secluded town of New Harmony, Indiana has hosted artists from around the world for two-weeks of dedicated script development. Over the course of the conference, The New Harmony Project offers a retreat from the outside world and space for writers to fully immerse themselves in their work. The peaceful serenity of New Harmony, the site of two former utopian societies, is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2019
In theater, ensemble pieces (“Angels In America,” “Noises Off”) and one-man/woman shows (“I'll Eat You Last,” “Springsteen on Broadway”) are more pervasive than the two-handers or plays featuring two actors. How lucky, then, here comes along the heartwarming two-hander “Dancing Lessons,” written by Mark St. Germain (“Freud's Last Session”-Off-Broadway).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2018
The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York City as two young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, relevant and deeply moving musicals of our time.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, a national new play contest at Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is accepting submissions through April 30, 2018. The Grand Prize winner will receive $25,000 from Barrington Stage Company.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce initial casting for the 2018 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2019
Trying, described as 'a portrait of generational reconciliation' (NY Daily News) replaces Lungs as the next stage production of Square One Theatre's 29th season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
West Coast Players will present a staged reading of Freud's Last Session, by Mark St. Germain, directed by Mary Kay Cyrus, with Richard Coppinger as Sigmund Freud and Mark William Myers as C.S. Lewis, on Saturday, May 12.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
It's July 4, 1937 in Hollywood. MGM is at the top of their game, and Gone with the Wind is the bestselling book for the second year in a row. Once considered the voice of a generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald has burned through his money and is essentially washed up.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
Featuring seven productions, New Rep's 2018-2019 season includes Straight White Men, a searing satirical comedy and New England Premiere; We Will Not Be Silent, a compelling historical drama and New England Premiere; 1776, a spirited musical revival; Heartland, an evocative existential drama and a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere; Still Standing, an inspirational one-woman musical; and Cardboard Piano, an engaging socio-political drama and New England Premiere. Becoming Dr. Ruth will replace Vieux Carre as the final production during the season, a compelling one-woman show about the world's most famous sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. Crisp and carefully calibrated, this story is deeply touching and filled with humor while exploring the minds, hearts, and souls of two brilliant men that are addressing the greatest questions of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Trying, described as "a portrait of generational reconciliation" (NY Daily News) replaces Lungs as the next stage production of Square One Theatre's 29th season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2018
The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut completes its 28th Anniversary Season with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lescene. Lecesne's multihued play glows with such humanity (and robust humor) that the audience may find itself choking back a tear or two. The play, directed by Tom Holehan, is a dazzling beacon of theatrical talent.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut completes its 28th Anniversary Season with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lescene. Lecesne's multihued play glows with such humanity (and robust humor) that the audience may find itself choking back a tear or two. The play, directed by Tom Holehan, is a dazzling beacon of theatrical talent. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, hailed by The New York Times "…leaves you beaming with joy…a superlative solo show…" opens Thursday, May 3 and continues Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 20 (2018) at Stratford Academy located at 719 Birdseye Street in Stratford, Connecticut.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
New Repertory Theatre presents Two Jews Walk into a War…, April 28-May 20, 2018 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $37-$67 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available.
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