* Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Goss Have Taken over as Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis
* Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Goss have taken over as Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis in "Freud's Last Session," Mark St. Germain's examination of a meeting between the father of psychoanalysis and the Christian academic, running through July 15, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The show celebrates Freud's 156th birthday Sunday, May 6, with a meet-and-greet with the cast members following both performances. The Mercury Theater offers $45 tickets to the first 156 theatergoers who book tickets for the performances using the code word "birthday." (773) 325-1700 or mercurytheaterchicago.com.
* Performances begin Friday, May 4, for A-Squared Theatre Workshop's production of "My Asian Mom," a salute to "Asian motherhood in all its awkward glory," running through Saturday, May 26, at Stage, 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show consists of eight playlettes or scenes from larger plays about Korean, Filipino and Chinese mothers. (773) 327-5252 or a-stw.org.
* New Beast Theatre Work's "Here are Lions" examines war and social change during the 20th century through the eyes of a young salesman caring for his mother in 1968 Chicago while the ghost of his late father -- killed during World War II -- travels through space and time to witness war, corruption and ordinary life. The show opens Friday, May 4, at Elastic, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. See newbeast.com for more information.
* Dog & Pony Theatre Company presents the world premiere of "The Whole World is Watching," a play with music about the 1968 Democratic Convention by company members Devon de Mayo (book and lyrics) and Stephen Ptacek (book, lyrics and music). Previews begin Friday, May 4, at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Saturday, May 12. (773) 871-3000 or dogandponychicago.org or victorygardens.org.
* Debra Ehrhardt performs her autobiographical one-woman show "Jamaica Farwell," about a woman who escapes her homeland in pursuit of the American dream, beginning Friday, May 4, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. (800) 838-3006 or chopintheatre.com
* Salsation Theatre Company hosts its annual benefit Cinco de Salsation! from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Ristorante al Teatro, 1227 W. 18th St., Chicago. Tickets are $30 and include food entertainment and a raffle. (312) 725-9801 or salsation.org.
* The City Life Supplement presents an urban version of the Prairie Home Companion at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 3819 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (214) 460-1735 or citylifesupplement.org.
* American Demigods host Sonnets & Striptease 2: Money Never Sleeps, a free party to raise funds for the company's new horror themed show "The Factory That Makes Devils," opening next month. The company receives $1 from each drink purchased from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway, Chicago. See americandemigods.com.
* Previews begin Sunday, May 6, for Teatro Luna's world premiere "Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way," by Diane Rodriguez who also directs. The play asks the question: What lengths would you go to to obtain a social security that could change your life for the better? The show opens Thursday, May 10, at the Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago. (773) 819-5862 or teatroluna.org.
* Route 66 Theatre Company hosts its annual Mile Markers Benefit featuring musical guests Hollis Resnik, Ross Lehman, Michael Mahler, Rebecca Finnegan and a special performance from George Andrew Wolff and Larry Adams from "The Hunchback Variations." Tickets are $30 for the event, which includes complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and a silent auction runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. See route66theatre.org for information.
* Former New York Times drama critic Frank Rich and Steppenwolf Theatre artistic director Martha Lavey will discuss Steppenwolf's season long theme "dispatches form the homefront" at 7 p. …