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FREUD'S LAST SESSION Moving to New World Stages

FREUD IS MOVING HIS OFFICE!

F R E U D’ S   L A S T   S E S S I O N

THE SMASH HIT PLAY BY MARK ST. GERMAIN

IS TRANSFERRING TO

NEW WORLD STAGES OCTOBER 7!

The Producers of Mark St. Germain’s sellout sensation, FREUD’S LAST SESSION, today announced that the hit play is set to move to New World Stages this fall, beginning performances Friday, October 7th. FREUD’S LAST SESSION is the winner of the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play and is produced by Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert Stillman and Jack Thomas. Starring Mark H. Dold as C. S. Lewis and Martin Rayner as Sigmund Freud, FREUD’S LAST SESSION is currently playing through October 2nd at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64th Street (at Central Park West), where it opened July 22, 2010 to unanimous rave reviews. Now in its second smash year, additional productions of FREUD'S LAST SESSIONare set through 2012 in major markets across the nation and around the world including London, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Mexico City, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Palm Beach.

"Delightful! A brainy fencing match of Olympic caliber!" 
– John Simon, Bloomberg News

“Sharp, lively discourse…The humor is plentiful!"

– The New York Times

“A juicy intellectual debate…Terrific performances!”

– The New York Post

“A Gem!” – New York 1

“Lively, provocative and witty!” – Associated Press

“Riveting theater!” – Huffington Post

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.

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 (Time Magazine’s “Year’s Ten Best”). With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals The Gifts of the Magi, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller (winner of an AT&T “New Plays for the Nineties Award”) andJack’s Holiday at Playwrights Horizons. 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 Storyfeaturing Richard Gere, Glenn Close and Edward Albee, among many others.

Mark H. Dold appeared on Broadway in Absurd Person Singular, and his Off-Broadway credits include Shockheaded Peter, Comic Potential, Race, The Winter’s Tale, Othello, The Seagull, Romeo and Juliet, Spread Eagle, and Timon of Athens. Regionally, Mark has appeared at the Mark Taper Forum, Old Globe (San Diego Critics Circle Award), Chicago Shakespeare, Shakespeare DC, Long Wharf (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Trinity Rep, and Yale Rep.

Martin Rayner’s Broadway credits include The Invention of Love and Sixteen Wounded. His Off-Broadway appearances includeTravels with My Aunt, Gates of Gold, Henry V, and Kit Marlowe. Martin’s favorite regional roles were at Yale Rep: Underground andYou Never Can Tell; McCarter: Loot; American Repertory Theater: King Lear and When We Dead Awaken; Wilma: The Invention of Love and The Magic Fire. TV credits include Dr. Chaotica on Star Trek: Voyager, Frasier and Benjamin Franklin.

Director Tyler Marchant most recently directed Lee Blessing’s Going to St. Ives at Barrington Stage Company. For six years, he served as Associate Artistic Director at Primary Stages. Tyler was nominated for a 2010 Joe A. Callaway Award for his direction ofFREUD’S LAST SESSION.

The performance schedule at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm, and Sunday at 3 & 7pm. Tickets are $65 and are available at New World Stages through Telecharge.com 212-239-6200, and until 10/2 at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.FreudsLastSession.com. 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.

For more information, visit www.FreudsLastSession.com.