Freud’s Oracle, written and performed by award-winning actor-playwright Catherine Ann Jones, is a one-person play about the American poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle 1886-1961) and her relationship with Sigmund Freud. H.D. suffered great personal losses and a nervous breakdown due to the Great War, becoming Freud’s patient in 1933 due to an increasing paranoia about the rise of Hitler and the fear and certainty that another war was coming. H.D. helped persuade Freud to leave Vienna and re-locate to London. The themes are the travesty of war and the triumph of the individual.
(2016 Productions: Ojai, CA; Santa Fe, NM; Santa Barbara, CA)
Freud’s Oracle held me spell-bound!
Hendrika de Vries
In this deeply suspenseful drama, art turns analysis inside out as the poet, HD, puts Freud under her gaze. Seeing and being become a form of love. Freud’s Oracle is moving, mysterious, and wise. – Betty Sue Flowers, Ph.D
Catherine Ann Jones’s artful work not only pays tribute to the past but is a true gift to the present. – Dianne Skafte, Ph.D.