HysteriaBy Terry Johnson
Freud and Dali meet for tea at Freud's house in Hampstead one summer's afternoon in 1938. The play combines that meeting with the arrival of the mysterious Jessica, who brings serious charges against Freud relating to his treatment of her mother and his theory of presexual shock.
In the last months of his illness, the exhausted Freud, trying to put his affairs in order, soon finds himself up to his neck explaining both his life's work and the female undergarments in his garden.
Paul Burns II
Michael O. Smith*
CELESTE CIULLA is native of New York City, Celeste appeared last summer in FST’s production of As Bees in Honey Drown. Since graduating from Northwestern and Harvard Universities, she has been merrily trodding the regional theatre boards. Some of her favorite roles have included: Laura Reynolds in Tea & Sympathy, Roz in Moon Over Buffalo, Madame Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons, Eva in A Thieves Carnival, Miss Giddens in The Innocents and a myriad of juicy Shakespearean heroines!
MICHAEL O. SMITH This season Michael O. was in Caldwell’s world premiere of The King’s Mare, Asolo’s Mr. Bundy, and won all three Sarasota Critics’ Awards for his portrayal of Goering in FST’s 2: Goering at Nuremberg. Michael has appeared on Evening Shade, Murder She Wrote, The Young and The Restless, Days of Our Lives and was a series regular on ABC’s B.L. Stryker as Police Chief McGee. Broadway and touring credits include Dracula, The Elephant Man, Amadeus and Off-Broadway, as a founding member of Strasberg’s Mirror Repertory with Geraldine Page. He received the Carbonell Award for Fiddler on the Roof at Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theater and performs as Theodore Roosevelt: The Preacher of American Ideals across the country.
ROY SORENSEN Roy Sorensen last appeared in the FST production of Execution of Justice. He has been involved in numerous productions at various theatres in the Sarasota area including FST’s Florida Playwrights Festival On the Road and in FST’s production of Prelude to a Kiss. Other roles include W.O. Gant in Look Homeward, Angel, Jason in Romantic Comedy at the Venice Little Theatre and Dr. Rance I What the Butler Saw at Theatre Works. He has also done several local TV and radio commercials.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Stage Manager | Jennifer L. Boris*
Scenic Designer | Michael Lasswell
Costume Designer | Marcella Beckwith
Lighting Designer | Jeffrey E. Salzberg