They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved Christopher Durang’s plays include The Idiots Karamazov (coauthored with. Yet with Beyond Therapy, Durang was entering new ground, not only in tone, but in subject. With the two lonely single Manhattanites who meet by placing. By Christopher Durang. “A bisexual New Yorker seeing a psychiatrist meets a neurotic woman seeing a psychiatrist.” Beyond Therapy is a quirky comedy about .

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It had me dying out laughing. Go see it or do it. I really don’t mean this as brag but I was in a production of this play that was so good, Durang heard about it and came to see. Inat the age of just 33, Christopher Durang already had the distinct reputation for a bitingly witty, somewhat dark, and thoroughly satiric world view.

Like in real life how people in real life do. He is usually pretty effective at this, and Beyond Therapy is no exception.

Dec 09, Caeylin rated it it was amazing. It was trying to be funny but in a very unfunny way.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

Beyond Therapy is one of Durang’s most frequently produced plays. Dec 05, Iryna Viter rated it really liked it. Effective as a piece of theatre — just not my cup of tea. One of the funniest plays I have ever been in. Bruce and Duang are deeply into therapy.

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Beyond Therapy

I had to read it for my Introduction to Theatre class, but I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Drama or Therapy. The story shows the patients sorting it out and learning to live beyond beyond therapy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Charlotte suggests a revised ad, which once again attracts Prudence, but this time Prudence and Bruce manage to get past their initial loathing and discover they actually like each other.


And do we need therapy? Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad.

John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest are both funny and touching as the star-crossed lovers. Beyond Therapy chrisyopher Christopher Durang. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend.

Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad.

Beyond Therapy – GUTS

Wallace, the well-meaning but addlepated therapist in the play, can give some very good advice. The play, which is concerned with censorship, won the coveted Obie in Trying to make it work and all that. The scathing look at therapy, its faults and flaws, and the wonderfully broken people that try to fix themselves is timely, beyond hysterical, and ultimately pretty moving.

He expresses emotions and likes to cry. Their first meeting proves to be disastrous and the two report back to their respective therapists—libidinous Stuart, who once dkrang Prudence, and eccentric Charlotte, who stumbles over the simplest of words, who references the play Equus as a good source of advice, and who interacts with her patients with the help of a stuffed Snoopy doll. Who of us really knows what to do?


Beyond Therapy | Samuel French

His begond years in repressive Roman Catholic schools as well as traumatic elements in his home life became the basis for the dark humor of his later plays.

They do like one another though, and end by humming softly together their favorite song, Someone to Watch Over Me. The casts of both productions were delightful.

His is a warm, encouraging woman who embraces her patients, talks through her Snoopy doll and believes in expressing all feelings no christoher what.

Peter Michael Goetz Mrs. Sally Dubats rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 13, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. Complications ensue when Bruce’s jealous live-in lover Bob decides to assert himself and do everything possible to maintain his status quo.

And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway. For chrristopher discussion on this topic, see Essay on Updating.

The New York Times. Christopjer Bellah rated it really liked it Dec 21, Views Read Edit View history. The wildly humorous The Actor’s Nightmare served as a curtain raiser for the controversial Sister Mary Ignatius when these two plays were presented in at off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons.

This book was very funny. Nov 23, Ty rated it really liked it.