Freud's Last Session

Follow the fantastical meeting between psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and author/scholar C.S. Lewis as they discuss their interpretations of life, death, sex, beliefs and more.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8 p.m.

Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

Cost: $20

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Theater


Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, and C S Lewis the scholar and author of The Chronicles of Narnia, never met. But in this fictionalized account the two great thinkers convene at the invitation of Freud and the sparks fly.

Freud meets Lewis in his study at the onset of World War II, and two weeks before Freud takes his own life. The religious Lewis and the atheist Freud debate relate and of course analyze each other in both comedic and dramatic exchanges. A delightful and witty exchange of ideas, Freud's Last Session explores belief, sex, faith, life, death, and philosophy in a “session” that is entertaining and insightful.

The New York production was critically acclaimed and productions of Freud's last Session have come to Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities. This is the first production in Santa Barbara.

Ed Giron as Sigmund Freud and Justin Stark as C S Lewis are reunited after their critically acclaimed portrayals in Frost/Nixon. Giron has been recently seen in Heartbreak House in Los Angeles (the play was nominated for an LA Drama Critic’s Circle Award) and in New Jerusalem in Santa Barbara. Justin Stark was recently seen in Days of Wine and Roses and just finished a run of Present Laughter at the Garvin Theater.

Director Jerry Oshinsky says, “Your initial reaction might be this is going to be an intense therapy session. It’s really quite humorous and fun, although it deals with some very serious topics. It’s a wonderful play and we are pleased to have a chance to introduce it to Santa Barbara audiences.”

Tickets are $20 general admission. The play runs July 11, 12, 13, 31, August 1, 2 & 4 @ 8:00pm, and July 14 @ 2:00pm

Phone: 805-963-0408

Event posted July 9, 2013
Last updated July 9, 2013


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