November 17, 2012
Lensic Presents FUSION Theatre Company's "Freud's Last Session" November 16 & 17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2012
Contact: Dianna Delling
Tel: 505-988-7050 ext. 1211
Santa Fe, NM –The Lensic presents FUSION Theatre Company’s Freud’s Last Session, November 16 and 17, 2012. The play is the second in an exciting new partnership between The Lensic and FUSION, in which the Albuquerque-based professional theater company will perform a Santa Fe season on the Lensic stage.
Freud’s Last Session, by nationally acclaimed playwright Mark St. Germain (Camping with Henry and Tom, The God Committee), imagines a meeting between two great 20th-century thinkers: father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud and writer and academic C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity). The play focuses on a fictional evening on the eve of World War II, when Freud invites Lewis to his London home and the two discuss faith, love, sex and the meaning of life. The wit, weaknesses and strengths of both men are revealed in the provocative conversation, which takes place just weeks before Freud chooses to take his own life.
Directed by FUSION cofounder Jacqueline Reid, the production stars stage and television actor Gregory Wagrowski as Sigmund Freud and Santa Fe resident Scott Harrison as C.S. Lewis. Harrison has performed with local companies including Theaterwork, Theater Grottesco and Ironweed Productions, which he founded in 2005.
Praise for Freud’s Last Session
Praise for the New York production of Freud’s Last Session, which enjoyed a two-year Off-Broadway run that ended this past July:
“A gem! Intellectually thrilling with both humor and insight in abundance.”—NY1
“A brainy fencing match of Olympic caliber.” —Bloomberg News
“Lively, provocative and witty!”—AP
“Grips you by the brain and does not let go.” —Show Business Weekly
About FUSION Theatre Company
FUSION, New Mexico's only professional theater company, was founded in Albuquerque in 2001. With a mission to incite, celebrate, and inspire community through the art of storytelling, FUSION’s team of gifted directors, designers, and professional actors produce works by the brightest contemporary playwrights. FUSION is dedicated to professional excellence, the awakening of a new audience, and the inspiration of our children, the genesis of our future. (www.FUSIONnm.org)
FUSION’s Santa Fe season began with the play Other Desert Cities in September. In a review of that production, James M. Keller of The Santa Fe New Mexican called FUSION “the most promising live-theater venture to hit this town in a good long while.”
About The Lensic Performing Arts Center
The nonprofit, historic Lensic Performing Arts Center presents more than 200 events year-round, including theater, music, dance, spoken word, film and lectures. Through Lensic Presents, Performance Arts Education and Community Sponsorships, The Lensic is a major partner and supporter of Santa Fe’s nonprofits, artistic organizations and schools. For more information on the many presentations and programs of The Lensic, see www.lensic.org.
FUSION Theatre’s Freud’s Last Session
November 16 & 17
Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 pm & 8 pm
Tickets: $20–$40 / $10 Students. Tickets are available at www.lensic.org, www.TicketsSantaFe.org, 505-988-1234, or at The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
Press Contact: Dianna Delling, Director of PR & Marketing, at 505-988-7050 ext. 1211 or email@example.com.
Coming Soon – Lensic Presents FUSION Theatre Company
March 22 & 23— Clybourne Park
Bruce Norris’s masterpiece—the 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Play—is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Inspired by A Raisin in The Sun, Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart.
May 7 & 8—Humble Boy
Charlotte Jones’ stunningly beautiful, funny and poignant contemporary re-telling of the Hamlet story. All is not well in the Humble family. Thirty- five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, he returns to his England home and his difficult mother, where he soon realizes that his search for unity must include his own chaos theory.
# # #