FINAL ANALYSIS

Genre: Drama
Written by OTHO ESKIN and Directed by LUDOVICA VILLAR-HAUSER

 

"On or about December 1910, human character changed." -- Virginia
 
Six people destined to change the world meet in Vienna in 1910 on the eve of the First World War. 
 
Vienna is the crossroads of civilization: art, music, science and politics but beneath its façade of
frivolity and joy, the city is rotting at its core, sickened by moral corruption, obsessed with death and
ravaged by hatred of the Jews. 
 
Against this background, Gustav Mahler, the great composer and conductor, falls in love with the
beautiful, tempestuous Alma. Their passion flairs but their love is doomed and Gustav seeks the help
of Sigmund Freud to save his marriage. 
 
Ludwig Wittgenstein, destined to become a dominant force in world philosophy, runs into an old
schoolmate, with unpleasant consequences. Wittgenstein expounds his hatred of women to Gustav
Mahler and reveals his inner demons to Freud. 
 
Freud psychoanalyzes Mahler and uncovers deep psychic trauma. Joseph Stalin, passing through
Vienna, tries to recruit Alma into becoming a Bolshevik revolutionary and meets a man over a
game of chess — a man with whom one day he will engage in a titanic struggle to the death. In the
end, Freud faces what he has always denied: the essential evil nature of man. And, in a gesture of
compassion, Freud almost destroys the world.
 
Final Analysis plays the following schedule through Saturday, August 4:
 
Tuesday, July 17 @ 9:15PM
Thursday, July 19 @ 6:45PM
Friday, July 20 @ 6:45PM
Saturday, July 21 @ 9PM
Sunday, July 22 @ 5PM
Tuesday, July 24 @ 9:15PM
Thursday, July 26 @ 9:15PM
Saturday, July 28 @ 2PM
Monday, July 30 @ 6:45PM
Tuesday, July 31 @ 7:30PM
Wednesday, August 1 @ 6:45PM
Saturday, August 4 @ 2:30PM
 
Tickets are $18 ($15 students/seniors) and are now available online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/
cal/27845 or by calling 1(866) 811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person ½ hour prior to
performance at the theater.
 
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
 
Website: http://midtownfestival.org/index.htm
 
 
Open:   07/17/12
Close:   08/04/12

Schedule:
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Theater:   June Havoc Theatre
Address:   312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111