Beyond Therapy

by  Christopher Durang

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f

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

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    4m, 2f
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    • Cutting Approved for Competition
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    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

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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. 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.

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Reviews

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

"Filled with offbeat 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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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Time Period: Contemporary

Casting

4m, 2f
BRUCE
PRUDENCE
STUART
CHARLOTTE
BOB
ANDREW
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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 Z ...

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

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