Rebekah McGregor set to direct Hardin-Simmons University Play

ABILENE, TX (08/30/2013)(readMedia)-- Rebekah McGregor of Gatesville, Texas, is set to direct the Hardin-Simmons University theatre department's take on Freud's Last Session, the award-winning play by Mark St. Germain.

Freud's Last Session imagines a clash between two intellectual titans: Dr. Sigmund Freud, atheist and father of psychoanalysis; and C.S. Lewis, Christian and legendary apologist. On the eve of World War II, Freud and Lewis argue the existence of God, love, sex, good, evil, and the meaning of life.

"The play is sure to provoke conversation," says Ronald Dean Nolen, HSU's artistic director and assistant professor of theatre.

Freud's Last Session offers four performances in Down Center Stage, the basement of HSU's Van Ellis Theatre, September 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m.

General admission is $8; military, seniors, and students are $5; and HSU faculty, staff, and students are free. Purchase tickets online at WWW.HSUTX.EDU/TICKETS or at the door.

About Hardin-Simmons:

HSU has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 undergrad and graduate students from 29 states and 19 countries. HSU has a 13:1 student faculty ratio with a campus that sits on 220 acres. Eighty percent of HSU's faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.

The university is named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best universities in the western region of the United States and is listed by The Princeton Review as a Top Ten Best in the West University. It is a member of the Colleges of Distinction, the Chronicle of Higher Education named HSU to its honor roll of Great Colleges to Work For, and G.I. Jobs listed HSU as a Military Friendly School. HSU was also named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Seven undergraduate degrees encompass 70 major fields including: athletic training, criminal justice, social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental science, religion, music, art, theatre, teaching, communications, business administration, accounting, and management. Ten graduate degrees, encompassing 26 programs, include the Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Education in Leadership, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

International study programs include England, Austria, Hong Kong, Spain, and Australia.

Hardin-Simmons University, founded in 1891, is a private Christian liberal arts university, and has been affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists) since 1941.