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New West theatre troupe to stage Canadian premiere of off-Broadway hit

Damon Calderwood and City Stage New West have landed a major coup, in being the first group to stage the off-Broadway hit Freud’s Last Session, due to premiere early next year. - Contributed photo
Damon Calderwood and City Stage New West have landed a major coup, in being the first group to stage the off-Broadway hit Freud’s Last Session, due to premiere early next year.
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The off-Broadway smash hit Freud’s Last Session will have its Canadian premiere in New Westminster early in 2013, according to City Stage New West.

In concert with three actors, City Stage has secured the performance rights for Mark St. Germaine’s popular play.

“This will be the first Canadian performance of this award-winning play,” said City Stage board member Damon Calderwood, who spearheaded the effort to bring the play to the Lower Mainland.

Calderwood is one of the co-producers, along with Richard Newman, and Chris Robson. The play will be directed by Chris Robson.

Freud’s Last Session centres on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a young, little-known professor, C.S. Lewis, to his home in London.

Lewis, expecting to be called on the carpet for satirizing Freud in a recent book, soon realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda.

On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash on the existence of God, love, sex, and the meaning of life—only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own.

St. Germaine’s play has just finished a two year off-Broadway run.

City Stage New West is also engaging in a fundraising drive to raise over $17,000 needed to produce a professional cast recording of Stump City Stories, by George Ryan—the original Ovation Award-nominated musical based on the history of New Westminster.

Upon achieving that goal, City Stage will donate the use of the music to the City of New Westminster, New Westminster Public Library and New Westminster School District for future civic and educational purposes.

For more information about Freud’s Last Session, contact Damon Calderwood at 778-988-4886 or via email dcalderwood_is@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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