(Corey Kilgannon’s and Jason Grant’s article appeared 11/27 in The New York Times.)

An actor playing a dying Sigmund Freud in the Off Broadway play “Freud’s Last Session” collapsed onstage at an Upper West Side theater Saturday afternoon and was hospitalized.

It was “very much art imitating life,” said Carolyn Rossi Copeland, one of the play’s producers.

The actor, Martin Rayner, rose from an armchair as air raid sirens were heard on the sound system and fell to his knees some 30 minutes into the 75-minute drama that imagines a meeting in London between Freud and C. S. Lewis shortly before Freud’s death in 1939 at age 83.

via www.nytimes.com

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