Mark St. Germain sounds like a fascinating writer. Years ago he wrote a play called The God Committee. And now his most recent play, Freud's Last Session, according to Wikipedia "premiered in the summer of 2009 at the Barrington Stage Company, MA, and is currently playing at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City. FREUD'S LAST SESSION began previews on July 9, 2010, and officially opened on July 22, 2010." Check this out -
Andy Propst, Theater Mania -
What might have happened if the father of psychiatry, Sigmund Freud, a man who once wrote that individuals who believed in God were suffering from "obsessional neurosis," had had a chance to sit down with theologian and novelist C.S. Lewis? That question is posited by Mark St. Germain in his thought-provoking yet schematic two-hander, Freud's Last Session, now making its New York debut at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in director Tyler Marchant's straightforward production.
... the encounter ... begins with an overly cute misunderstanding between the two men. Lewis (Mark H. Dold) believes that Freud (Martin Rayner) has summoned him to reprimand him about Sigismunde, a thinly veiled caricature of Freud found in Lewis' Pilgrim's Regress. Freud assures the younger man -- who has arrived unfashionably late -- that their meeting has nothing to do with the book, but rather Lewis' conversion from atheism to theism. Soon, the men's debate -- which includes a healthy dose of mutual psychoanalysis on both parts -- is off and running.
David Sheward, BackStage.com -
Playwright Mark St. Germain adds to the popular genre of "what if" literature with "Freud's Last Session," a compact 75 minutes of bristling intellectual debate between the father of psychoanalysis and a young C.S. Lewis, before he gained fame as a religious philosopher and author of "The Chronicles of Narnia." ... A few weeks before Freud's death in 1939, when he was living in London after fleeing Hitler's Germany, the great man received a visit from an unnamed Oxford professor. St. Germain imagines this unknown caller to be Lewis, a passionate convert to Christianity after years of atheism. The two spar over the existence of God, the nature of sex, and the meaning of life. It's a stimulating argument, and St. Germain gives equal weight to both sides, never allowing the high-minded talk to descend into a contest between talking heads.