Watching a play is the second-best way to achieve emotional catharsis, right behind writing a play about achieving emotional catharsis. Tear-stain a playbill with this GrouponLive deal to see Freud’s Last Session at The Mercury Theater. For $25, you get one ticket for main-floor seating (a $55 value, including all fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1, at 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 8, at 5 p.m.<p>
Winner of the Off Broadway Alliance’s award for Best New Play of 2011, Freud’s Last Session imagines a meeting in the looming shadow of World War II between the aging atheist and an up-and-coming Christian thinker by the name of C.S. Lewis. The doctor invites Lewis for a chat at his London home, where the young author expects to be taken to task for his satirical treatment of Freud, but instead the pair trades witty interpretations of life, love, God, and who the best welterweight mixed-martial-arts fighter is. As these weighty topics bounce between the legendary minds, Freud, painfully and secretly dying of cancer, contemplates the virtues of suicide. Portrayed by the original Off Broadway actors Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner, Lewis and Freud weave intriguing thoughts and arguments from the bare minimum of material—two minds, two viewpoints, and lots and lots of mahogany furniture. The New York Times called the play “a sharp, lively discourse,” and the New York run has attracted the attention of such eminent persons as Woody Allen.