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Final Performance Tonight for George Morfogen and Jim Stanek as Original Cast Returns to FREUD'S LAST SESSION


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


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George Morfogen and Jim Stanek will play their final performance in the award-winning Off-Broadway hit FREUD’S LAST SESSIONtonight, April 30th. Original cast members Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner are returning to the New York production this Wednesday, May 2nd following their triumphant run in the Chicago production of Mark St. Germain’s hit play, 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. 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 (George Morfogen), who invites the young, rising academic star C. S. Lewis (Jim Stanek) 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.

George Morfogen starred on TV’s “Oz” as Bob Rebadow. His Broadway credits include An Inspector Calls, Arms and the Man, Fortune's Fool, and A Man for All Seasons. Off-Broadway credits include Mrs. Warren's Profession, Uncle Bob, The Country Girl, Cyrano, All's Well That Ends Well, Richard II, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Othello, Cymbeline, Henry V, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Public). George’s many films include “V,” What’s Up Doc? and Twenty Bucks.

Jim Stanek starred on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Lestat, and Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel…; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Captains Courageous; Saturday Night; Slut; and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Film and TV credits include Bella, Borough of Kings, “Adversaries,” and “Mary and Rhoda.”

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 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 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Running time is 74 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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