Out of the Shadows
A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung - play performed by Lucie Magnus and Nancy Qualls-Corbett
July 21, 2012 Saturday Lecture 7:30 pm
members: free; non-members $20; students $10
Please join us for a reading of Elizabeth Clark-Stern's story of the stormy, triangulated and ultimately transformative relationship between Emma Jung, wife of Carl Jung and Toni Wolff, his analyst, muse and mistress.
The play opens in 1910, as Sigmund Freud and his heir-apparent, Carl Jung, are changing the way people think about the mind and human nature. Emma, the twenty-six-year-old mother of four, aspires to heip her husband develop the science of psychology, but when twenty-two-year-old Toni Wolff enters the heart of this world as Jung's patient, her curious mind and devotion to Jung threaten Emma's aspirations. As Toni and Emma explore both their antagonism and common ground, they struggle to know the essence of the enemy, the "Other", as well as the power and depth of their own natures. The play follows Toni and Emma's rivalry over forty years while charting the parallel course of the field of psychology and some of its major players. —Press Release, C. G. Jung Society of New Orleans
Author, Elizabeth Clark-Stearn spent many years writing for theater, film, and television. She currently balances her artistic life with her beloved work as a psychotherapist. Out of the Shadows was performed in 2007 at the International Jungian Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2011, it played in Seattle and in New Orleans for the Archetypal Theater Company in collaboration with the Jung Society. In each performance, she returned to her first career as an actress, to play the role of Ton! Wolff. If you don't have the book, order a copy of Out of the Shadows, a play in two parts, from Fisher King Press. Also available is Elizabeth Clark-Stern's most recent publication - Soul Stories.
Lucie Magnus is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Birmingham. Lucie has performed numerous monologues, including Lucille from Clair de Lune and roles from Sand Mountain Matchmaking, both by Romulus Linney. She played Jung's Soul in Vault of the Heart by Connie Romero and Marilyn Marshall and based on the Red Book. She played Martha in the New Orleans production of Mary of Magdala by Armando N. Rosa. Lucie's affinity for theater blossomed in childhood as producer/director of her neighborhood Christmas pageants, where she played either Mary or the Angel.
Nancy Qualls-Corbett is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Birmingham. Nancy began acting in high school plays, including A Date with Judy, in which she played the role of Judy. Most notably, she played judge Hester Solomon in the Alabama Tri-Cities Little Theater production of Equus by Peter Shaffer.
LOCATION OF EVENT
Trinity Presbyterian Church 3003 Howell Mill Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
church's web page: www.trinityatlanta.org
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