FREUD'S LAST SESSION
Smart. Funny. Exhilarating.
With the world sliding into War, two of its most influencial thinkers tackle questions of God, Sex, Mortality and Meaning... from two very different worldviews.
“KEEPS THE AUDIENCE ENTRALLED!” Jean Lowerison, SDGLN
"BEST BET!" Pat Launer, TimesOfSanDiego.com
“Fran Gercke & Robert Smyth have a great rapport. If you enjoy the sparring of two great minds, Freud’s Last Session will keep you engaged and give you plenty to think about” Eric George Tauber, Jewish World
“The Lamb’s production gives producing artistic director Robert Smyth a rare chance to remind audiences what else he can do, which is exceptional work as an actor.” Charlene Baldridge, San Diego Downtown News
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
Youth, ages 5 – 17 & Active Military (with ID) are HALF PRICE.
Ages 18 – 34, join LAMB’S Under 35 Club for 1/2 Price Tickets
Seniors (66+) and Veterans (with ID) $5 Off
Running Time: 80 minutes, with no Intermission
Recommended for ages 13 and up
Francis Gercke is the artistic director of Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company. Recent roles include: Equivocation, Freud’s Last Session (Lambs Players); Stupid F***ing Bird, True West, Fool for Love (Cygnet Theatre); Abundance, The Elephant Man (Backyard Renaissance); The Behavior of Broadus (Capital Stage Company); In the Next Room, Honky (San Diego Rep); Accomplice, Suzette Who Set to Sea (La Jolla Playhouse WOW and POP Tour); A Life in the Theatre, Time Stands Still (NCRT); Hurlyburly, Grace, Shining City (ion theatre); The Pride (Diversionary Theatre); Orphans, Playboy of the Western World (New Village Arts); Oleanna, Macbeth, I Hate Hamlet (Intrepid Theatre Company); Loves & Hours (Scripps Ranch Theatre). He is a resident artist with Cygnet Theatre and recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award as an actor and a director. A graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School, he has been a faculty member at Palomar College, University of San Diego, and California State University San Marcos and teaches privately through ActorsApproach.
is LAMB's Producing Artistic Director. He joined the staff of Lamb's Players Street Theatre as an actor and director in 1976. In 1978 LAMB'S opened its first resident theatre in National City, and then in 1994 brought the old performance space in Coronado's historic Spreckel's Building back to life as its new home. Robert has directed more than 150 productions for LAMB'S, and performed in over 100, including favorite roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1776, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Boys Next Door, and the one-man show Damien. He and his wife, director, actor, composer, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, make their home in Coronado.
Juliet Czoka has worked in Lamb's players costume shop since 2011, after graduating from Fashion Careers College of California. She is excited to be designing her second show along side Jemima Dutra!
Cynthia was a member of LPT’s Resident Ensemble from 1988 to 2001 and is now an Associate Artist. She was recently seen in Silent Sky, The Miracle Worker, The Nerd, An American Christmas and You Can't Take It With You. Prior to that you saw her in Twelfth Night, Quilters, Wit and Lamb's annual Festival of Christmas. Favorite productions at LPT include Harvey, The Hit, Susan and God, The Miracle Worker, Flight, Steel Magnolias, Quilters, Busman’s Honeymoon, Detective Story, See How They Run, Amadeus, Dracula, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Ring Round The Moon. Cynthia is a regular performer with Write Out Loud and earlier this year made her debut with Intrepid Theatre in Perfect Arrangement as Kitty Sunderson. Cynthia studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is also enjoying her role as Cannon and Spencer’s mom.
Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Director and Sound Designer
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s resident ensemble since 1979 . Originally from the East Coast, she has lived all over the United States and went to school at San Francisco State University where she studied music and theatre. One of San Diego’s most active performers with over 200 productions to her credit, she is a seven-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company's Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Vivian Bearing in Lamb’s production of Wit and Outstanding Female Performance in a Musical for her performance as Mother in Ragtime at Starlight Musical Theatre, for her role of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza at Lamb’s Players, and for her role of Mrs. Lovett at Cygnet Theatre. She has been honored with Backstage West and numerous Patte awards for performance, original music, sound design. At Lamb’s Players Deborah has performed in over 160 productions, directed over 70 productions, sound designed, written original music, or musically directed over 80 productions. Deborah enjoys the opportunity to be involved in an amazing ensemble that is the Lamb’s Players family. Deborah and her husband, Producing Artistic Director Robert Smyth, make their home in Coronado.
a graduate of Biola University, Nate is Lamb’s Director of Production. He has been with Lamb’s since 1982 working as photographer, set construction, lighting designer and performer.
Brian Prather is a New York City based scenic designer for theatre and live events. With over one hundred productions to his credit, Brian's work has been seen in venues both familiar and unexpected: from Off-Broadway, to an abandoned storefront in Tennessee, to the Chungmu Arts Hall in Seoul, South Korea. Brian's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway designs include Freud's Last Session, one of the longest running productions in Off-Broadway history. He has since designed the production for theatres in Detroit, Chicago (winning the Jeff Award for Scenic Design), L.A. (starring Judd Hirsch and Tom Cavanagh) and a recent re-imagined production at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. Other Off-Broadway designs include Patrick Barlow's new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as well as premiere productions at Playwright's Horizons, The Duke on 42nd, the Westside Theatre, among others. Regional and other work includes designs for Goodspeed Musicals, the Alley Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, The Hangar Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, Virginia Repertory Theatre, the Mercury Theatre, the Broad Stage, and the Tennessee Theatre. For over a decade Brian has designed for Barrington Stage Company, spending several of those years developing new musicals as resident designer for the New Musical Theatre Lab curated by William Finn and Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. Brian was recently made an Associate Artist at Barrington Stage Co., joining a select group of directors, playwrights, and actors. Internationally, Brian designed the world premiere of the new musical Minyeo-neun Goerowo in Seoul, South Korea, based on the popular Korean film. Brian has also designed a variety of other projects, most recently the opening concert and CD release event for the Black Lillies "Runaway Freeway Blues" national tour. Other projects include the production design for the short film "Speck's Last," the design for the Hangar Theatre's 2012 gala, and two years designing the downtown window displays for the City of Knoxville, TN's "Christmas in the City" celebration. Education is also a major component of Brian's career, having headed the design concentration at Alvernia University after several years teaching set design at Ithaca College. Brian has also been a visiting artist at NYU, the Yale Dramat, and Emerson College. Brian holds an MFA in Design from Brandeis University and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
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