Freud, Lewis go one-on-one
Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session is about a fictional meeting between Sigmund Freud and author C.S. Lewis. At Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado, with Lamb’s Artistic Director Robert Smyth is Freud and Fran Gercke plays Lewis. So riveting is this dialogue between two intellectual giants as they debate life, death, sex and the existence of God that experiencing it so soon again was no chore. For those who have never seen Freud’s Last Session, you have a thought-provoking 85 minutes in store. Smyth and Gercke are in complete command throughout on Brian Prather’s comfortable set, and the specter of Britain’s entry into World War II looms ominously over the proceedings. Smyth’s makeup even has him looking like the father of psychoanalysis.
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David L. Coddon is a Southern California theater critic.