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Beyond Therapy has ratings and 18 reviews. Steve said: I really don’t mean this as brag but I was in a production of this play that was so good, Dura. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway. “Offers the best therapy of all: guaranteed laughter. 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.

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This farcical comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests their patient place a personal ad in the newspaper. Really really terrific stuff. Phoenix Theatre New York City.

And then go see his “Sonya, Masha, etc. He is usually pretty effective at this, and Beyond Therapy is no exception. 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.

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A brilliant and satirical dissection of the modern American family, the play is Durang’s most autobiographical work. Selected pages Title Page. Although the two shared a screenwriting credit, Durang described the project as “a very unhappy experience and outcome. And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class. One of the funniest plays I have ever been in.


They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway. 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 tjerapy. I wish the second act kept the momentum that the first act had, it does lose a bit of steam, but overall, really smart stuff. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I remember really liking it at the time. But of the three, Durang has the most compassion, which is usually death to a satirist.

Jun 30, Lyric rated it really liked it. He expresses emotions and likes to cry. This page was last edited on 13 Bdyondat He refuses to say much, but occasionally bursts into inappropriate anger.

Beyond Therapy

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Through the large amount of controversy in the end things somewhat straighten out. Languages Italiano Edit links. Reared in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Christopher Durang spent his childhood acting out plays that he based on television and movie characters.

Absolutely hilarious and a quick read! My library Help Advanced Book Search. They do like one another though, and end beyonf humming softly together their favorite song, Someone to Watch Over Me.


Also like the male character I feel I have trouble choosing how I feel towards people and lately I’ve been quite emotional. This screwball comedy concerns two people who are seeking meaningful relationships but who are hampered by the efforts of their respective therapists. Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who tends to cry easily, a trait Prudence sees as a weakness.

Full Length Plays – Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

The casts of both productions were delightful. Beyond Therapy has many pop culture references from furang early s. Published February 17th by Samuel French, Inc. Why isn’t Durang performed more often?

No eBook available Samuel French, Inc. His “Beyond Therapy” could be considered his “Alice in Wonderland” with the stunning Sigourney Weaver at large in a world run by psychiatrists … this whirligig of a show…trips merrily along.

Jan 13, Emrys rated it liked it Shelves: I want to be in all of his plays! Beyond Therapy opened off-Broadway in and enjoyed a less successful run the following year on Broadway. An absolute blast to read.