Lemon Bay Playhouse Presents “Freud’s Last Session” at SCF Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 23, 2018) — The Language and Literature Department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host the Lemon Bay Playhouse Reader’s Theater production of “Freud’s Last Session” by Mark St. Germain from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Selby Room, Bldg. 800, SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.

“Freud’s Last Session” takes place in 1939 as Europe is on the brink of war. Author C.S. Lewis, a former atheist and World War 1 veteran, visits the London home of psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud. Lewis’s recent embrace of Christianity stands in stark contrast to Freud, an atheist whose beliefs are influenced by his life’s work in science. Amidst evacuations and air raid sirens these two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God and the meaning of life. This reader’s version of the production will emphasize the dialogue between the two characters.

Freud’s role will be performed by Ric Goodwin, actor and artistic/production manager for the Lemon Bay Playhouse. Lewis is played by actor Chase Alford. The announcer’s voice will be SCF student Truman-James Williamson.

This production is free and is open to the public, but seating is limited. For information, contact Nicolette Mason, speech communication faculty, at or 941-408-1477.

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