Judd Hirsch and Tom Cavanagh Preview Los Angeles Production of Freud's Last Session
The stars of the acclaimed drama let us into their New York rehearsal room for a behind-the-scenes look.
Two-time Tony Award winner Judd Hirsch (I'm Not Rappaport) and Golden Globe nominee Tom Cavanagh (Ed), who will star in the upcoming Los Angeles production of Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session, welcomed photographers into their New York rehearsal studio on Monday, December 18 for a first look at the drama. Tyler Marchant, who directed the long-running New York engagement of the play, returns to helm the work, which runs January 11-February 10 at Santa Monica's Broad Stage.
Set on the day England enters World War II, Freud's Last Session imagines a meeting between the legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud (Hirsch) and rising academic C.S. Lewis (Cavanagh). Just weeks before the doctor chooses to take his own life, the pair spar on the existence of God, love, sex, and the meaning of it all. St. Germain's play is inspired by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.'s book, The Question of God. The playwright's credits also include The Best of Enemies and Dr. Ruth: All the Way, among others.
Hirsch won an Emmy award for his performance as Alex Rieger on the hit sitcom Taxi. He received Tonys for his stage work in Conversations with My Father and I'm Not Rappaport, and an Oscar nomination for the film Ordinary People. Cavanagh has been seen on stage in Urinetown, Shenandoah, and Some Americans Abroad. Besides Ed, his many television appearances include Scrubs, Love Monkey, and Eli Stone.