EMU Theatre will present the world premiere of the play “Let My Mind Flash with Blades” this week at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Based on the therapy sessions of Sigmund Freud and poet Hilda Doolittle, “Blades” is a “what-if” exploration of the pair’s relationship, according to the Arts Center. Doolittle befriended Freud in the 1930s and became his patient while suffering severely from writer's block. Their multifaceted relationship incorporated their shared passion for art and culture, their fondness for each other, and their fear of coming war.
The play, with its title pulled from a Doolittle poem, is written and directed by Dan Born and produced by Feloniz Lovato-Winston.
Performances are planned for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 in the Black Box theater at the Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets are $7. The show is recommended for adult audiences.