DateFri, 23 Mar 2012
8:00 PM (doors open at 7PM)
Phoenix Theatre, Downtown Indianapolis
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Ticket Information$15.00 Under 21 yrs old
$22.00 - 21 and Over
Freud’s Last Session
By Mark St. Germain
Suggested by The Question of God by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.
Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix Theatre • Midwest Premiere
Freud’s Last Session centers on legendary psychiatrist Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a 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. As the playwright imagines it, the meeting would have been a lively, joke-filled debate, during which the men, approaching life from polar extremes, find themselves bonding in ways they might not have expected.
“A profound and deeply touching play…” – The New York Times
“Two complex characters, a gripping intellectual contest, and some very smart laughs…” – Variety
Mark has written the plays Camping with Henry and Tom (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap and Forgiving Typhoid Mary (Time Magazine’s “Year’s Ten Best”), Ears on the Beatle and The God Committee, all published by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service.
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” and Jack’s Holiday at Playwrights Horizons. Mark’s musical, Stand By Your Man, The Tammy Wynette Story was created for Nashville’s Ryman Theater.
Television credits include Writer and Creative Consultant for The Cosby Show. He co-wrote the screenplay for Carroll Ballard’s Warner Brothers film, Duma. Mark directed and co-produced the upcoming documentary, My Dog, An Unconditional Love Story, featuring, Richard Gere, Glenn Close and Edward Albee among many others.
He is an alumnus of New Dramatists, where he was given the Joe A. Callaway Award, a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writer’s Guild East and a Board Member of the Barrington Stage Company. He was awarded the “New Voices In American Theatre” award at the William Inge Theatre Festival.
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