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Beyond Therapy - Full Length Play, Comedy

Beyond Therapy

Christopher Durang

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573605741

"Offers the best therapy of all: guaranteed laughter." - Time

"Filled with off beat laugh lines, wry observations on the contemporary urban psyche and situations that range from farcical to absurd." -Women's Wear Daily

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. 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 ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce's desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn't know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn't know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. 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." - Time

"Filled with off beat laugh lines, wry observations on the contemporary urban psyche and situations that range from farcical to absurd." -Women's Wear Daily

Beyond Therapy premiered on January 1, 1981 at the Phoenix Theatre in New York, directed by Jerry Zaks.
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4m, 2f

BRUCE
PRUDENCE
STUART
CHARLOTTE
BOB
ANDREW
Author
Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang's plays include The Idiots Karamazov (coauthored with Albert Innaurato), A History of the American Film (Tony nom.), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy (off and on Broadway), Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie's for playwriting, Jerry Zaks' directing, ensemble acting; Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing ... view full profile

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jason blanco 7/2/2014 3:42 AM
Julianna Keele 6/4/2014 1:17 PM
Lavinia Roberts 4/30/2013 5:34 PM
Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang is very well rendered black comedy.  The characters are absurd, yet are very true to the world of the play.  The action and circumstances are very heightened.  The dialogue is humorous and attention keeping.  The work is incredibly satirical, examining psychology, dating, and relationships.  A strong choice for a professional theatre, hip community theatre, or as part of university’s season.

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