Theatrical Outfit is proud to announce the Atlanta premiere of the longest-running off-Broadway show, Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain, October 12 – November 6, 2011 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s. Two of the world’s most brilliant men address the greatest questions of all time when legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud and rising Oxford professor C.S. Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud ends his own.
From the author who brought us the critically acclaimed play, The God Committee, Freud’s Last Session is directed by Jessica Phelps West and stars David DeVries and Andrew Benator.
The play runs October 12 to November 6, 2011 at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s, located at 84 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. Performances are Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; $15 Senior Matinees on Wednesday 10/26 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday 11/5 at 2:30 p.m.; ASL performance on Sunday 10/23 at 2:30 p.m. and Audio Described performance on Sunday 10/30 at 2:30 p.m. Group discounts are available; call 678.528.1497.
Tickets are $15 to $35. The box office is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and prior to performances. For more information call 678-528-1500 or go to http://www.theatricaloutfit.org/.
About The Director:
Jessica Phelps West previously directed Young Man from Atlanta, Shiloh Rules and The Sunset Limited for Theatrical Outfit. She is also a veteran of the Outfit stage as an actress during the 80’s. Miss West is the Assistant Artistic Director at Theatre in the Square and has guest directed at Ga. Shakes, Horizon, JTS, Aurora and the Alliance. She holds degrees in Theatre from Western Carolina and UGA. She is an SDC and AEA union member. Among her many accolades, she is the Suzi Bass Outstanding Director for Tradin’ Paint (2009) and The Sunset Limited (2010). She is the most proud mom of her Ga. Tech junior, Troy West, a work in progress.
About The Cast:
David DeVries (Freud) is pleased to be with the Outfit again after beginning his career at the old Kress Building in shows like The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Moon for the Misbegotten and I’m Not Rappaport. He went on to appear as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and has toured the country in the National Tour of Wicked. Recent credits: Carapace (Alliance), Circle Mirror Transformation (TITS), Necessary Roughness (USA Network) and Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime). David is an award-winning audio book narrator and is the proud father of Willem, who possesses a nasty slider.
Andrew Benator (C.S. Lewis) Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Atlanta: Alliance Theatre (Eurydice, Tennis in Nablus), Aurora Theatre (Boeing, Boeing), Theatre in the Square (Room Service), Jewish Theater of the South (Brooklyn Boy, Hank Kimmel’s Shorts). Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks (American Buffalo, Lobby Hero, Santaland Diaries, Proof), Pittsburgh Public Theater (Lobby Hero), Sacramento’s B St. Theater (This Is Our Youth), San Jose Rep (Sisters Rosensweig), San Francisco’s Magic Theater (Dog Opera). Film & TV: “House of Payne” (recurring), “Meet the Browns” (recurring), “Law & Order”, “Third Watch”, “Rising Son”, Terminal, Far East, Filmic Achievement, Game Six, Mr. Gibb, Nowhere to Go But Up.
About The Playwright:
Mark St. Germain 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”), Ears on a Beatle and The God Committee, all published by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service. 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 and Edward Albee, among many others.