American Stage Theatre Company presents HYSTERIA: OR FRAGMENTS OF AN ANALYSIS OF AN OBSESSIONAL NEUROSIS, by Terry Johnson and directed by Todd Olson and in co-production with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (W.H.A.T.). Previews begin tonight, September 12 and 13 with an opening night of Friday, September 14, 2012, running through October 21.
Winner of Olivier Award for “Best New Comedy”, Hysteria is based on a stunning, historical meeting between two of the world's greatest and most eccentric men - Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí. Set in London in 1938, Hysteria springs from Freud's fanciful mind as he juggles unexpected visits to his home by the famous surrealist painter Dalí and a mysterious young woman named Jessica who can't seem to keep her clothes on. Full of mistaken identities, dazzling surprises, and sheer Freudian slips, the tables are turned as Freud soon finds himself the subject of Jessica's own bizarre form of psychoanalysis while Dalí's surreal imagery creeps into his dreams and consciousness.
Mature subject matter and language. Brief nudity. Parental guidance suggested.
HYSTERIA was first produced at The Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1993.
THE CAST (in order of appearance) includes: Sigmund Freud (Michael Edwards*), Jessica (Stacy Fischer*), Abraham Yahuda (Pete Clapsis), and Salvador Dali (Justin Campbell*).
Mainstage Series produced by: Raymond James and Radio Sponsor: WUSF.
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm. Additional Tuesday and Sunday evening performances (8pm), Weekend Twilight performances (5pm) and Wednesday Matinee performances (3pm) are scheduled on select dates during productions.
2012.2013 Performance Pricing includes: $29 Previews and Wednesday Matinees, $39 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and Saturday and Sunday Matinees, $49 Friday and Saturday Evenings, and $59 Opening Night - includes pre-performance reception
Student Advance tickets are $20. Students Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior Discount - Receive $2 dollars off single tickets.
In the event that you are unable to use your tickets, please call our box office 24 hours in advance of scheduled performance. You can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production. Thank you in advance for your communication so that we can allow as many people as possible to enjoy show.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre,
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or visit: http://www.americanstage.com/hysteria.php