What You'll Get
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. Choose from the following options:
For $25, you get one ticket for main-floor seating at a weekday or matinee performance (a $55 value). Choose from the following showtimes:
- Saturday, June 9, at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m.
- Sunday, June 10, at 5 p.m.
- Sunday, June 17, at 1 p.m.
- Sunday, June 17, at 5 p.m.
- Sunday, July 1, at 1 p.m.
- Sunday, July 1, at 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, July 5, at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
For $25, you get one ticket for main-floor seating on Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. (a $59 value).
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.
Adding local connections to the long-running production, the formidable Mamet interpreter Mike Nussbaum steps into Sigmund's beard. The 88-year-old actor's oceanic range has dazzled Chicago audiences for decades, lighting up last summer's Drury Lane production of Broadway Bound in what the Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones called "one of the most remarkable comedic performances" he'd ever seen. As Freud and Lewis, he and fellow new addition Coburn Goss 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.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem up to 1 hour before showtime for a ticket at the Mercury Theater box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon. Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to venue. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Mercury Theater's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.