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. 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 was my cjristopher exposure to the wild world of Christopher Durang. 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. Lists with This Book. Dec 05, Iryna Viter rated it really liked 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. And they all end up in the same restaurant where Bruce and Prudence first met.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

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 thetapy how a particular play will actually work on the stage.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. I wish the second act kept the momentum that the first act chridtopher, it does lose a bit of steam, but overall, really smart stuff.

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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.


Masters of seriously funny, seriously painful black humor — and I’ve yet to encounter their descendent. Prudence and Bruce clearly have some sort of attraction, but when Prudence visits Bruce’s apartment which she finds just like her own–a plusshe also discovers Bob, who is supposed to be visiting his mother.

Christopher Durang has the wit, the high, rebellious spirits, and the rage of the born satirist. Bruce’s therapist Charolotte is riddled with bizarre eccentricities and Prudence’s therapist Stuart has seduced her and is now trying to drag her back into his bed. Ken Mitten rated it liked it Apr 10, The two rush him to Charlotte for some immediate therapy while Bruce takes Prudence to dinner. Phoenix Theatre New York City.

Views Read Edit View history. Durang is durnag for his ability to turn a phrase, and his skill truly shines here, with my favorite line in the play being “Your mother acts like a transvestite! But don’t rent the film. His is a warm, encouraging woman who embraces her patients, talks through her Snoopy doll and believes in expressing all feelings no matter what.

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Retrieved from ” https: Acting Edition for Theater Productions. Prudence, in her early thirties, has placed an ad in the personals of the newspaper and is meeting Bruce, the person who responded, in a restaurant for the first time. But of the three, Durang has the most compassion, which is usually death to a satirist. An absolute blast to read. George Bellah rated it really liked it Dec 21, Nessie rated it really liked it Jan 30, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


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Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

Explore the Home Gift Guide. 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. Published Dhrang 17th by Samuel French, Inc.

Want to Read saving…. The Bedford Introduction to Literature: One person found this helpful. The casts of both productions were delightful. Dan Ashlock rated it it was duranng May 30, Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who tends to cry easily, a trait Prudence sees as a weakness.

Durang lets us relate to his crazy hopeless couple, but lets us feel we are better than them and everyone in his crazy little worldand that lets us leave his little show feeling, just a little bit better about ourselves.

Christopher Durang Volume I: Donny rated it liked it Apr 10, Jay Viescas rated it really liked it Mar 09, Trivia About Beyond Therapy. Charlotte Wallace, Bruce’s therapist, is absurd, a wonderful character who is so crazy that all the other characters look normal by comparison.