Comedy. Christopher Durang. Chacrters: 4 male, 2 female. Interior Set. (Set may be simply suggested.) Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s. 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. 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.

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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.

English Choose a language for shopping. If you enjoy absurdity, this play is definitely worth your time and money.

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The characters have one foot in reality perhaps more than in other plays of mine. Feb 04, Misti rated it it was amazing.

What other items do chgistopher buy after viewing this item? The off-Broadway production was directed by Jerry Zaks, whom Durang went on to work with successfully several more times. And then go see his “Sonya, Masha, etc.

John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest chrisotpher both funny and touching as the star-crossed lovers. 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.

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, christophee from his experiences in therapy himself. Views Read Edit View history.

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I would love to see a production of the drang someday! Published February 17th by Samuel French, Inc. One person found this helpful. I sort of picked up by osmosis that kind of tension about trying to find a personal relationship.


The christpher look at therapy, its faults and flaws, and the wonderfully broken people that try to fix themselves is therapt, beyond hysterical, and ultimately pretty moving. Crimes of the Heart. Beyond Therapy premiered on Broadway on May 26, I remember really liking it at the time. The meeting is another disaster, but disconcered by apparent fate of the whole thing, Prudence does indeed begin a relationship with Bruce–only to be confronted by his live-in male lover Bob, who is in group therapy, and who declares he is going to kill himself over the whole thing.

Arrived in good condition – description was true. The two rush him to Charlotte for some immediate therapy while Bruce takes Prudence to dinner. It seems to me very playful. Reading, Thinking, and Writing.

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With the characters being this way gave me that connection with them. Jan 13, Emrys rated it liked it Shelves: I only mean to say two things: Inat the gherapy of just 33, Christopher Durang already had the distinct reputation for a bitingly witty, somewhat dark, and thoroughly satiric world view.

Whenever I review a play, I like to point out that plays are not really meant to be read. Dec 05, Iryna Viter rated it really liked it.

Their first meeting proves to be disastrous and the two report back to their respective therapists—libidinous Stuart, who once seduced 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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy.

So unless you have a fairly good idea of how the theatre works in a technical sort of way, you may find it very difficult to imagine how a particular play will actually work on the stage. Jul 06, Chambers Stevens rated it really liked it Shelves: Through the large amount of controversy in the end things somewhat straighten out.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. They do learn to live beyond chrlstopher in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway. And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

For Robert Altman’s film adaptation, see Beyond Therapy film. Lists with This Book. I hunted down a copy of this play to do a scene from it. I felt like I connected with this character because sometimes I feel that I have troubles with knowing what I want and who I want. The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If it weren’t for that long monologue that stops the play to please the durangg boomers, it would be nearly as funny. A Comedy in Three Acts.

Screwball and scatty, with as much owed to the Marx Brothers as to the Viennese brethern, ” Beyond Therapy” offers the best therapy of all: Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by vhristopher a personal ad.

In this play, which ran off-Broadway with Sigourney Weaver in the starring role of Prudence, and then had a later Broadway incarnation with Dianne Wiest in the same role, Durang gently satirizes the tendency of young thirty-somethings to seek therapy as the solution to their problems–even when their therapists have greater problems than they do.