Freud's Last Session: new cast from 16 Mar 2012

George Morfogen and Jim Stanek will assume the roles of 'Dr. Sigmund Freud' and 'C.S. Lewis,' resepectively, from 16 Mar 2012 in Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session, directed by Tyler Marchant, playing at New World Stages / Stage 5. They will replace Martin Rayner (Dr. Sigmund Freud) and Mark H. Dold (C.S. Lewis).

Morfogen first played the role of 'Freud' in 2010 at the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire. His theatre credits include playing 'Thomas Cranmer' in the 2008 Broadway revival of 'A Man for All Seasons.' Other B'way credits include 'Fortune's Fool,' 'An Inspector Calls,' 'Arms and the Man' and 'Kingdoms.' His many Off-Broadway credits include 'Three Sisters,' 'The Forest,' 'Uncle Vanya' and 'Antony and Cleopatra.' He starred as "Bob Rebadow" in all 56 episodes of the TV series "Oz."

Stanek has appeared on Broadway in 'Lestat,' 'Little Women,' 'The Rivals' and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum.' Off-Broadway credits include: 'Desperate Writers,' 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' and 'Frankenstein, A New Musical.' His film and TV credits include "Bella," "Mary and Rhoda" and "Brooklyn Sonnet."

Mark St. Germain's new play Freud's Last Session, opened in NY at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre. It transferred to New World Stages on 7 Oct 2012, where it opened on 16 Oct 2012.

Freud's Last Session centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a young, little-known professor, 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 about the existence of God, love, sex and the meaning of life - only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own.

The play was suggested by the bestselling book 'The Question of God' by Harvard's Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

The design team includes Brian Prather (set), Mark Mariani (costume) Clifton Taylor (lighting) and Beth Lake (sound).

George Morfogen as 'Dr. Sigmund Freud'

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