DAMARISCOTTA — Actors from Heartwood Theater will read “Freud’s Last Session,” by Mark St. Germain, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the atrium at Skidompha Library on Main Street.

“This smartly written twoman script imagines a meeting between the legendary 83- year- old psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, a staunch atheist just days from taking his own life (read by John D. Adams) and the young, littleknown professor, C.S. Lewis (read by Steven Shema), in Freud’s London study,” a Heartwood release states. “On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis engage in an intellectual battle of the wits — each ardent in their beliefs and not without a great deal of humor — around the looming questions on the existence of God, love, war, sex and the meaning of life.”

“ For audience members who enjoy intense debate and witty humor, these 75 minutes of lively discourse will be pure pleasure,” the release continues.

The play earned the Best Play Award from the Off Broadway Alliance. “Freud’s Last Session” has the record for being the longest running Off-Broadway show in history and is still running in the New World Stages Theater in New York.

Produced with special permission by Dramatists Play Service, Inc., the production is directed by Griff Braley.

The reading is part of Heartwood’s regular “Thursday Nights” program at the library. Suggested donations are $5 for students and $8 for adults. The play is suitable for audience 13 and up.



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