American Stage Theatre Company proudly presents a critically acclaimed production of Terry Johnson’s HYSTERIA: OR FRAGMENTS OF AN ANALYSIS OF AN OBSESSIONAL NEUROSIS to kick off the 2012-2013 season at the Raymond James Theatre.
HYSTERiA opens Friday, Sept. 14 and runs through Oct. 21.
HYSTERIA is a fantastical farce based on a stunning historical meeting between Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí. The setting is London in 1938, where 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.
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. HYSTERIA was the Winner of the Olivier Award for “Best New Comedy”
The Director of HYSTERIA, Todd Olson, has this to say about the production, “Audiences are leaning forward in their seats to hear this story.” Capecod.com says this production “
The cast includes four actors, three of whom are returning to American Stage Theatre. Justin Campbell plays Salvador Dalí and is returning to American Stage after his critically acclaimed performance in American Stage Theatre’s production of A STEADY RAIN.
Michael Edwards plays Sigmund Freud and has over 45 years as an Actor/Director across the country. Michael is a member of the American Stage Theatre Company. He performed in last season’s popular production of AUGUST IN OSAGE COUNTY.
Pete Clapsis plays Yahuda and has performed in numerous readings of plays and musicals at American Stage Theatre,
HYSTERIA will be performed in two acts with one intermission.
Student Advance tickets are $20 and Student Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain. Group Ticket Pricing Packages are also available. For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529).
Hysteria runs through Sept. 14 through Oct. 21.