Venue: The Garza Main Stage
10760 Grant Road
Houston, Texas 77077
Adults $23, Seniors $20, Student $15 plus ticket processing fees
Freud's Last Session is produced with special arrangement of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Director - Lisa Garza
Artistic Director - Michael Montgomery
Costumes - Amber Stepanik
Sound Design - David Dean
Lighting Design - John Wind
Chris Gibson - Production Manager
Run time: 75 mintes followed by a 30 minute "After Talk" with the characters on the stage.
Freud's Last Session
by Mark St. Germain
August 26 - September 18, 2016
FREUD'S LAST SESSION centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. FREUD'S LAST SESSION is a deeply touching play filled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.
Sigmund Freud - Sean Thompson
C.S. Lewis - John Moonen
The After Session
Each show, one act and approximately 75 minutes in length, will be followed by a special thirty minute “After Session” event. Talk with this influential character duo as they share memories of the past and thoughts about our modern day relationships, politics and religion. You’ll also get to explore the cleverly named books and trinkets that line the set, including an entire section of “Children’s Books that Never Should Have Been Made.”
Who Should See It?
Filled with humanity, humor, and razor-sharp dialogue, Freud’s Last Session imagines the meeting of two of the 20th century’s greatest academics. On the brink of war in Europe, author and former atheist, C.S. Lewis visits the London home of Dr. Sigmund Freud. Lewis’s recent embrace of Christianity stands in stark contrast to Dr. Freud, whose beliefs are influenced by his life’s work in science. Amidst evacuations and air raid sirens these two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself.
As they talk, they share life experiences and discover that they have more in common than they think. While neither Freud nor Lewis change their mind, each develops a deep respect for the other. Such examples of “civil debate,” are rare in our current political climate or among modern religious groups, but Freud’s Last Session serves as an excellent model for passionate and positive dialogue held across ideological bounds.
Freud’s Last Session is recommended for mature audiences ages 13 years and up due the subject matter and the style of show.
The length is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and primarily comprises dialogue. Discussions in this show are mature in nature, but common in our society, including high school and university coursework.
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