C.S. Lewis Meets Sigmund Freud

Freuds Last Session
"Freud's Last Session"

In 1939, Sigmund Freud was living out his last days in England, essentially a refugee from his native Austria, where the rise of Nazism made life there unsafe.  One day, Freud was visited by a much younger Oxford professor, whose identity is unknown.  Could it have been C.S. Lewis?  That is the premise for the ongoing play, “Freud’s Last Session.”

Currently playing at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City, “Freud’s Last Session” is an off-Broadway play by Mark St. Germain.  First Things magazine recently ran an “On the Square” article on it.  The play has done very well, playing to sold out audiences and has extended its performance calendar twice.  According to the article, Woody Allen went and enjoyed it.  Here is another article in a local newspaper chronicling the play’s remarkable success.