On Now: La Última Sesión de Freud

The Argentina Independent
Posted on 16 February 2012

On the eve of Britain’s entry into World War II, Sigmund Freud, a Jew exiled to London from Vienna, is plagued with oral cancer, fast approaching death, and remains as avowedly unconvinced as ever, by the illusion of God.

Enter C.S. Lewis, an established middle-aged novelist and Oxford academic with unparalleled imaginative gifts who fervently believes in God.

This is the sure-to-go-well scenario concocted by the US playwright Mark St. Germain, whose thought-provoking play, ‘Freud’s last session’, debuted in 2009 and went on to win the Off Broadway Alliance’s Best Play Award in 2011.

Now, starring Jorge Suarez as Freud and Luis Machín as C.S. Lewis, Daniel Veronese’s Spanish language adaptation ensures all of the power, humour, and intimacy of St. Germain’s fictional rendezvous remains alive, if unwell.

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