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Station Theatre to present Freud’s Last Session

Per a press release from the Station Theatre board of directors:

The Station Theatre is preparing to finish up its forty-first summer season with Freud’s Last Session, a play by Mark St. Germain, directed by Tom Mitchell. 

The play centers on legendary psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, who has invited the rising young academic star C.S. Lewis to his home. As the two men engage in a clash of big ideas (mere weeks before Freud’s death in 1939) a profound and deeply touching play about two bold thinkers unfolds. 

The production features two strong actors in Gary Ambler and Jesse Angelo. These actors will be remembered for playing two other characters based in reality in John Logan’s Red, about the artist Mark Rothko and his young assistant. Just as those characters wrestled with the meaning of art and what it is to be an artist, the two characters in Freud’s Last Session wrangle with the existence of God, the nature of good and evil, and finding meaning in an increasingly dark and absurd world.

Freud’s Last Session will be presented July 25–August 3, 2013. All shows start at 8:00 p.m.; standard admission is $10 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations may be made by calling (217) 384-4000 or by reserving via the Station website. The theatre is located at 223 N. Broadway, Urbana, with free parking directly across the street courtesy of Save-a-Lot. 

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