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3250 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
United States

(772) 231-6990

Riverside Theatre is a regionally producing theatre affiliated with Actor's Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists. Riverside Children's Theatre, the educational arm of Riverside, offers classes, camps, and training opportunities in the areas of theatre, dance, music, and video for all ages on a year round basis.

Freud's Last Session

Freud's Last Session

By Mark St. Germain

Nearing the end of his life, Dr. Sigmund Freud invites writer C. S. Lewis to his home on the day England enters World War Two. Expecting to be chastised for his satire of Freud in a recent book, Lewis, who is soon to publish “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” is surprised by Freud’s agenda. The two enter into a witty, intellectual discussion touching on love, religion, politics and life. With gentle humor and sharp dialogue, Freud’s Last Session is a thrilling piece of theater.

Presenting Sponsor, Dick & Rosemary Haverland


VIDEOS

 

Meet the Cast

Inside the Rehearsal Room

Marcia Littlejohn's interview with the cast

A scene from the play

 

IN THE NEWS

"What would happen if Sigmund Freud met C.S. Lewis?"
READ THE REVIEW BY MILT THOMAS AT INSIDE VERO NEWS

"A show that any theater lover should see."
READ THE REVIEW BY PAM HARBAUGH AT BREVARD CULTURE.COM


PHOTOS


Cast

*Members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Steve Brady* (Sigmund Freud) since appearing in last season’s West Side Story, Steve has performed on Long Island, NY, in Rock of Ages; in Ogunquit, ME, Nice Work If You Can Get It; at Orlando Shakespeare in Bakersfield Mist; back to Long Island for Cinderella; and comes directly to Riverside from Denver Center and All The Way. He's performed on Broadway in Inherit The Wind, around the world with West Side Story and A Christmas Carol, and at many regional theatres including Cincinnati Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, The Wilma, Gulfshore Playhouse, Triad Stage, Baltimore Centerstage, Shakespeare Theatre DC, and TheatreWorks Palo Alto. Off – Broadway, Steve's appeared at The Mint, Irish Arts, Perry Street and Soho Playhouse. Originally from Seattle, he now has an apartment in Midtown Manhattan that he never sees. Ok, let's go to the beach.

David Schmittou* (C.S. Lewis) sixth show at Riverside, third show in The Waxlax.  The past year was spent performing in West Side Story and Side By Side By Sondheim (Riverside), The Drowsy Chaperone (Beef and Boards), Disney’s The Aristocats (Stages St. Louis), Henry V (Colonial Shakespeare), Mary Poppins (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.  This summer he will reprise his Kevin Kline Award winning performance as “Man in Chair” in The Drowsy Chaperone (Stages).


Creative Team

Director, Scenic Designer: Allen D. Cornell
Lighting Designer: Jason Stefansen
Costume Designer: Anna Hillbery
Sound Designer: Josh Schacht
Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting
Stage Manager: Audrey Brown*