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EMU Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of local playwright Dan Born’s “Let My Mind Flash With Blades, “. The play opens on Friday, January 18th with additional shows on Saturday the 19th, Friday the 25th and closes on Saturday, January 26th. All shows are at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire in Lawrence, Kansas. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 and the show is recommended for mature audiences due to some adult content. Based on the actual therapy sessions of Sigmund Freud and the poet Hilda Doolittle, “Let My Mind Flash with Blades” is a what-if exploration of their relationship. Doolittle befriended Freud in the 1930s and became his patient when she was suffering severely from writer’s block. Their multifaceted relationship incorporated their shared passion for art and culture, and their fondness for each other, as well as their fear of coming war. The play’s title comes from a late Doolittle poem: “Let my mind flash with blades/let thought return/unravel the thick skein/woven of tangled memory and desire.” Born believes Doolittle is referring to psychic vitality and an escape from neurosis. The show features several University of Kansas alumni including writer/director Born, producer Feloniz Lovato-Winston and the entire cast which includes award-winning playwright Dean Bevan as Freud as well as Samantha Raines and Liza Pehrson as Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Frances Gregg respectively. EMU Theatre has been bringing local theater to the locals for nearly 15 years. EMU provides local artists a platform to work on projects that are outside the scope of other local theater companies; it focuses on full productions of new works by area playwrights and established plays that offer our artists the chance to try new techniques.
Lawrence Arts Center Theater
Lawrence KS
Performing Arts
Friday, January 25 @ 7:30 pm

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