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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Dan Ashlock rated it it was amazing May 30, The off-Broadway production was directed by Jerry Zaks, whom Durang went on to work with successfully several more times. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem?

Read it, or even better: In fact, it is exceptionally ef Despite myself, I really enjoyed this play. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

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. Screwball and scatty, with as much owed chrisstopher the Marx Brothers as to the Viennese brethern, ” Beyond Therapy” offers the best therapy of all: 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 bwyond in the newspaper.


No eBook available Samuel French, Inc. Kel Munger rated it liked it Nov 11, My library Help Advanced Book Search. I sort of picked up by osmosis that kind of tension about trying to find a personal relationship. Mar 17, David rated it really liked it. This page was last edited on 13 Aprilat 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.

Somehow Bruce and Prudence meet a second time, surprisingly overcome their initial loathing, and start to maybe like one another.

I have fond memories of performing a scene as Bruce for my acting class in college. Return to Book Page. Aug 28, Mariah Lopez added it. Why isn’t Durang performed more often? And then go see his “Sonya, Masha, etc. Masters of seriously funny, 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.

Beyond Therapy

This script was absolutely delightful! This softer side began to materialize for him, he says, when he was recovering from the death of his mother in the spring of after her long struggle with cancer, and from his experiences in therapy himself. Account Options Sign in. 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.

Who of us really knows what to do? His is a warm, encouraging woman who embraces her patients, talks through her Snoopy doll and believes in expressing all feelings no matter what. This article is about the stage play. One of the funniest plays I have ever been in.


Samantha Brown rated it liked it Jan 28, The play, which earned an Obie, enjoyed critical and popular success and has been viewed as an important breakthrough in Durang’s career. Really really terrific stuff. Effective as a piece of theatre — just not my cup of tea. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: One of my favorite plays.

They do like one another though, and end by humming softly together their favorite song, Someone to Watch Over Me.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

Inat the age of just 33, Christopher Durang already had the distinct reputation for a bitingly witty, somewhat dark, and thoroughly satiric world view. This screwball comedy concerns two people who are seeking meaningful relationships but who are hampered by the efforts of their respective therapists.

Christophr is also one of the funniest and most original playwrights at work.

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