Freud's Last Session: Hit Off-Broadway Drama Comes to Chicago
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Featured review from Sean Devine
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Excellent show, especially if you're interested in themes of faith, mortality and relationships. Both performances were extremely strong. While much of the material was intense, both characters felt human; Freud because of his battle with cancer and Lewis because of his flashbacks to WWI. The show is fairly short (~85 minutes), and I would have been happy with 15 more minutes, especially if it was spent exploring each characters feelings about war.
I'd recommend (re)reading the Wikipedia entries on Freud and Lewis before going if you want to follow along with all of the references.
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Strong (not stellar) performances, but the script leaves much to be desired and, worse, widely misses its lofty goal of being "though-provoking" (a term that that seems to be bandied about with great fervor in these reviews). It's simple: C.S....continued
Freud’s Last Session centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a young, little-known professor, 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.
About the Playwright: Mark St. Germain
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”). 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, Lasse Hallstrom, Isaac Mizrahi, Edward Albee and many others.
The show is recommended for those ages 13 and older and runs 85 minutes with no intermission.