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Casting "Love, Genius and a Walk," a play that explores the themes of art and marriage. Synopsis: Gustav Mahler is a great artist, dedicated to his work, and wants his wife as a muse. He keeps her both close and distant enough for him to get his work done. His wife, Alma, has an affair with Walter Gropius, her way of maintaining distance and getting love. In despair, Mahler goes to see Freud and they discuss how we all need love and yet how we can sabotage it at the same time, and how the responsibilities of genius weigh. At the same time, the play has a modern couple, a Wall Streeter and his artist wife who is writing about Mahler, and we see the modern couple mirror in different ways similar dynamics. We see how plans can change. We attend a dinner party where Mahler, Strauss, and his friends are on stage with a modern dinner party and how our preoccupations with meaning, each other, and life are always the same. We learn about Alma Mahler’s legendary allure for men, as well as a bit about music. All of it is quick and full of fun, as all the characters are caught in quagmires that we all get caught in. It’s a play about love, and, of course, genius. It was nominated for 6 prizes, including Best Play, at the Midtown Festival in New York, and was reviewed as “remarkable” and “stellar.”

Dates: 26-28, 30 July at The Rose and Crown in Walthamstow, 29 July (2 p.m.) and 30 July (7:30 p.m.) in The Rosemary Branch in Islington.

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Gustav Mahler

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The celebrated composer; a soul dedicated to music and frustrated by his wife. Stipend: £300.

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35 to 75
12 June 2018
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26 June 2018
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