OUT OF THE SHADOWS
A Play By Elizabeth Clark Stern
Performance is May 7, 2011 (time and directions below)
The year is 1910. The work of Sigmund Freud, and his heir-apparent, Carl Jung, are transforming the way the world thinks about human nature and the inner recesses of the mind. It is a time of experimentation, expansion, and new frontiers of intellectual power. Into the heart of this world steps a 22 year old woman, a new patient of the now famous analyst, Carl Jung. Toni Wolff brings a new voice into this creative vortex that also includes Jung’s wife, Emma. The three of them form an unconventional triangle where the women compete for the role of Jung’s intellectual muse with more passion than they care about who shares his bed.
Who were these women to each other? We know that both were intellectual, independent, self-educated, at a time when Swiss women did not attend university. They were arguably quite hungry for another woman to talk to about ideas.
The play also explores the nature of Emma’s clandestine correspondence with Sigmund Freud, the separate relationship each woman had with C.G. Jung, and how this informed the women’s connection to each other. The themes of this story are endemic to our modern world: the nature of power, the complexity of relationships, oppression, betrayal, corruption, and redemption.
Saturday, May 7, 2011 Doors open 7:30pm and Curtain at 8pm
Mars Hill Graduate School
$8 Student/$12 General - Pay at the Door
Purchase Copies of this fine play from the publisher at the Genoa House Online Bookstore.
About the Author
Elizabeth Clark-Stern is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, WA. Before embracing this beloved work, she worked as a professional writer and actor. Her produced plays and teleplays include All I Could See From Where I Stood, Help Wanted and Nana Sophia's Oasis. Out of the Shadows began as an independent study at Antioch University. Revised some years later, the International Association of Analytical Psychologists invited the original production to be performed at the International Jungian Congress in South Africa in 2007.