David prepping ‘Hysteria’

Dodgers to bring B'way Brit farce

The Dodgers are getting on the couch. In an unusual departure from the steady stream of Broadway musicals that the company is best known for, lead producer Michael David is mounting a production of Brit writer Terrry Johnson’s straight play “Hysteria.”

The play, a psychological farce that puts Freud under a microscope, will be helmed by the original British production’s director, Phyllida Lloyd, and designed by “Art’s” Mark Thompson.

“It’s really about Freud in his last days, confronted by the daughter of a patient,” David explained.

The play also features appearances by surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Yankee cast

An American cast is planned, with the exception of a handful of British actors from its original London production in 1993 at the Royal Court. Casting announcements are expected within the next two weeks.

The play heads to Toronto this summer and will be on Broadway by October, most likely at the Shubert-owned Ethel Barrymore. Officials at the Shubert Organization could not be reached for comment at press time.

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