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Original Cast Returns to FREUD'S LAST SESSION May 2


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The original cast of Off-Broadway’s smash sensation, FREUD’S LAST SESSION, is returning to the New York production on Wednesday, May 2nd at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Original cast members Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner, as C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud respectively, will be ending their triumphant run in the Chicago production of Mark St. Germain’s hit play on April 29th, where they received another set of unanimous rave reviews led by Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune who called the production, “Remarkably credible and rich!” The Chicago limited engagement has been extended through July 15th at the Mercury Theatre starring Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Gross. Currently starring in the New York production of FREUD’S LAST SESSION are George Morfogen and Jim Stanek. FREUD’S LAST SESSION is the winner of the 2011 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play and additional productions are set to open into 2013 in major markets across the nation and around the world.

{module ad_left_body}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.

There have been an unusually large number of celebrity sightings at FREUD’S LAST SESSION, including such luminaries as Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Neil Simon, Barbara Walters, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Gere, Peter Bogdanovich, Jerry Stiller, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, John Cleese, Patricia Heaton, Cornel West, Christiane Amanpour, Marcia Gay Harden, John Kander, Andy Rooney, Dick Cavett, Frank Oz, Dr. Ruth (5 times!), Peter Shaffer, The Amazing Kreskin, Celeste Holm, Victoria Jackson, TR Knight, Dan Lauria, Scott Adsit, Tina Louise, and Warner Wolf.

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 include Travels with My Aunt, Gates of Gold, Henry V, and Kit Marlowe. Martin’s favorite regional roles were at Yale Rep: Underground and You 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.

FREUD'S LAST SESSIONis produced 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 82 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $65 and are available at 212-239-6200 or through A limited number of $21.50 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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