Tuesday, October 15, 2013
"Freud's Last Session" Extended
“Freud's Last Session,” a play about a meeting between the pioneering psychoanalyst and the Christian philosopher and writer C. S. Lewis, has turned into a hit even before it opens the Studio Theatre season at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Tickets are selling so well that the Rep has extended its run by a week.
The show will now run from Oct. 30 through Nov. 24.
The meeting between Freud and Lewis never really happened. But they were both in London on the verge of World War Two, a circumstance that led Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., to write “The Question of God,” imagining their encounter. The book inspired the play, by Mark St. Germain, in which two brilliant men of very different perspectives discuss sex and love, science and faith, with insight and mutual respect.
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