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    Cocaine Dreams

    You must master your habit alone. I mastered mine; it never mastered me. Cocaine Dreams is a voyeuristic, surreal ride through one mans obsession with Sigmund Freud, cocaine and a beautiful woman. Dream-like sequences exploring Freud's use and advocacy of cocaine are entwined with a modern-day psychoanalysis session in which a man struggles with his conflicted loyalties to a woman and cocaine. Learn about Freuds relationships with wife Martha, daughter Anna, mentor Joseph Breuer, colleague Wilhelm Fliess and protg Carl Jung — but most especially with the pleasures of Vin Mariani, or Cocaine Wine — as embodied by a divine nymphet/muse who springs from the subconscious mind of Freud himself. Over a 15-year period, his intense professional, medicinal and recreational use of cocaine exerts a profound influence on Freuds marriage, work relationships, and dreams. Playwright Howard Pflanzer based Cocaine Dreams on letters and articles Freud wrote during the years he was a frequent user of cocaine. Scholars and the psychoanalytic community have speculated about the role cocaine played in the writings and theories which led to Freuds development of psychoanalysis.

    Dates:  Feb. 7, 2002 - March 2, 2002
    Schedule:  Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m. plus Sun. March 3 at 5 p.m.
    Venue:  Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th St. near 2nd Ave.
    Price:  $15/$10 Students/Seniors
    Tickets/info:  (212) 206-1515

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