Two-time Tony Award winner Frances Sternhagenand Patricia Conolly (The Coast of Utopia) attended the Off-Broadway hit FREUD'S LAST SESSION on Friday, June 1st at New World Stages. Below, check out the pair in photos with the cast!
FREUD'S LAST SESSION stars Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner as C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud respectively. Standby Tuck Milligan filled in for Mr. Dold at Friday's performance. 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.
Frances Sternhagen has starred on Broadway in Equus, On Golden Pond, The Heiress (Tony Award), You Can't Take It With You, and Neil Simon's The Good Doctor (Tony Award). Her film and TV credits include The Closer, Misery, Sex and the City, ER, The Mist, and The Laramie Project. Patricia Conolly's numerous Broadway credits include The Coast of Utopia, The Sound of Music, The Heiress, You Can't Take It With You, The Circle, Exit the King, Waiting in the Wings, Enchanted April, and A Streetcar Named Desire.
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.
Frances Sternhagen and Patricia Conolly join a stellar list of luminaries who have attended FREUD'S LAST SESSION, including Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Gere, John Cleese, Frank Oz, Marcia Gay Harden, Neil Simon, Peter Bogdanovich, T.R. Knight, Patricia Heaton, Jerry Stiller, Christiane Amanpour, Andy Rooney, Olympia Dukakis, Dick Cavett, Victoria Jackson, Scott Adsit, Dan Lauria, Cornel West, Roger Goodell, Peter Shaffer, John Kander, Celeste Holm, Dr. Ruth (8 times!), Tina Louise, Louis Zorich, and Warner Wolf.
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 SESSION is 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 82 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $65 and are available at Telecharge.com 212-239-6200 or through www.FreudsLastSession.com. 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.
For more information, visit www.FreudsLastSession.com.