Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s Freud’s Last Session with an LCT nomination for props (Shannon Rae Lutz) as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.
This spirited drama centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a then 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. Not just a powerful debate, this is a profound and deeply touching play about two men who boldly addressed the greatest questions of all time.
The panellists singled out Shannon Rae Lutz for her “fantastic” work on props: “She did more than create a replica of Freud’s office; her choice of colors, furniture and art were just the right side of worn to give the set the look of a cluttered work space.” The show as a whole was described as “fascinating”, “refreshing” and “intriguing”.
Freud’s Last Session continues through February 10th. Tickets can be purchased at www.ensemblecincinnati.org.
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.