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George Morfogen Answers the Proust Questionnaire


George Morfogen in 'Freud's Last Session' at the Peterborough Players.  Photo by Deb Porter-Hayes.

George Morfogen in 'Freud's Last Session' at the Peterborough Players. Photo by Deb Porter-Hayes.

George Morfogen will be performing the role of Sigmund Freud in Freud’s Last Session at the Peterborough Players. Previous credits include Heartbreak House (Captain Shotover—NH Theatre Award Nomination); Broadway: A Man for All Season, Fortune’s Fool, An Inspector Calls, Arms and the Man, John Gabriel Borkman, Kingdoms. Off Broadway: CSC: Richard II (Bayfield Award), Uncle Vanya; Alls Well that Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra (TFANA); Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Country Girl, Cyrano (Roundabout); The Madras House, Uncle Bob (Mint-also LA Dramalogue); Heartbreak House, Viex Carre (Pearl); Hamlet, Othello, Cymbeline, Henry V, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Public); The Oxford Roof Climbers Rebellion (Urban Stages). Regionals: Golden Age — Premiere – Philadelphia and Kennedy Center, Baltimore, Seattle, Arizona (Zony Award, Best Actor), Long Wharf, Dallas (Theatre Critics Forum Award), Pittsburgh, Manitoba, Williamstown – 17 seasons. Films include: Twenty Bucks, What’s Up Doc? TV incudes: Oz, HBO. Fox Fellow, 2000. Brown University, Yale Drama.

What is your definition of misery?
prolonged aloneness

What is your greatest fear?
losing a loved one

What was your first “real” job working in theatre?
a non-Equity company of Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival – Othello – I was one of the Cyprus fellows

Are you a good at waiting tables?
I’m part of a restaurant family – Pappas in NY – I hosted tabled in the 1960’s.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I’m not sure.

Who are your favorite heroes of theatre?
I’m not sure.

Who are your favorite heroes in real life?
I’m not sure.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
destructive honesty

What do you consider the most underrated virtue?
generosity

Your favorite painter?
Matisse & Monet

Your favorite musician?
Vladimir Horowitz

Your favorite playwright?
Sean Williams

When and where were you happiest?
starting a romance

What do you most value in colleagues?
generosity and humanity

Is there a class in which you wish you had paid more attention?
I avoided most of those!

If you didn’t work in theatre, what would you do?
teaching

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
surviving – so far!

What you’d like to be the world’s best at?
a poet

What book would you read more than once?
Moby Dick

Who would play you in a movie of your life? Why?
I have no idea.

What sports teams do you follow?
NY Yankees

Where would you like to spend a vacation?
Italy

What car would you like to be seen driving around in?
the car I’m driving – Honda Accord

What book is currently on your nightstand?
Sag Harbor

If you could see a great production of a classic play, what would it be?
Antony and Cleopatra

If you could travel back in time to visit or live in any time in history, when would it be?
first century BC – the Golden Age – but not as one of the slaves!

What actor will see in any project they do?
Geraldine Page & Kim Stanley

Freud's Last Sessionseason release
Peterborough Players • peterboroughplayers.org • (603) 924-7585

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