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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Really really terrific stuff. 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. I hunted down a copy of this play to do a scene from it.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Set may be simply suggested. See all 8 reviews. Despite myself, I really enjoyed this play. The meeting is not auspicious, with the potential lovers ultimately infuriating each other. Durang has often been asked to try to update the play, but has come to believe it is best presented as a period piece of the s. She finds this comforting, but overall it seems to be a playwright’s comment on the sterility the characters must deal with it and the difficulty they experience in breaking out of their respective ruts.

It had me dying out laughing. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P. Ken Mitten rated it liked it Apr 10, Trivia About Beyond Therapy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Crimes of the Heart.


Charlotte Wallace, Bruce’s therapist, is absurd, a wonderful character who is so crazy that all the other characters look normal by comparison.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. But don’t rent the film. I read it from cover to cover in less than 2 hours; I couldn’t put it down! 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.

Dec 05, Iryna Viter rated it really liked it. Screwball and scatty, with as much owed to beyojd Marx Brothers as to the Viennese brethern, ” Beyond Therapy” offers the best therapy of all: Jul 06, Chambers Stevens rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again.

Christopher Durang never fails to entertain, amuse, and surprise with his take on issues of the day. It seems to me very christophr. I want a wife and children–and occasionally Bob.

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Where it would shift from happy, sad, angry, and then humorous, chistopher a variety of all or a few of those feelings. Clearly the two therapists are more troubled than their patients.

David Hyde Pierce made his Broadway debut in the role of a waiter. Jay Viescas rated it really liked it Mar 09, Beyond Therapy is a play by Christopher Durang. Enjoyed it very much.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

Durang is famous 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! Mar 17, David rated it really liked it. I would love to see a production of the play someday! Nessie rated it really liked it Jan 30, I only therapt to say two things: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


The off-Broadway production was directed by Jerry Zaks, whom Durang went on to work with successfully several more times. 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.

Kendrick rated it really liked it Mar 29, An absolute blast to read.

Dan Ashlock rated it it was amazing May 30, Although not a popular success in this incarnation, it was a critical one, and it has remained a popular ever since.

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A second meeting, in response to Bruce’s blatantly phony personal description, is a bit better, though Bruce naively reveals that christophre has been living with Bob, his “roommate,” for the past year. Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who tends to cry easily, a trait Prudence sees as a weakness.

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