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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With his friends — particularly his women friends — all starting to hit their 30s, he began picking up a pervasive sense of dread. Wallace, the well-meaning but addlepated therapist in the play, can give some very good advice.

Djrang is usually pretty effective at this, and Beyond Therapy is no exception. Read more Read less.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

Open Preview See a Problem? One of the funniest plays I have ever been in. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A Comedy in Three Acts. Ken Mitten rated it liked it Apr 10, We heyond see them talk about their meeting with their respective psychiatrists.

Masters of seriously funny, I really don’t mean this as brag but I was in a production of this play that was so good, Durang heard about it and came to see. Screwball and scatty, with as much owed to the Marx Brothers as to the Viennese brethern, ” Beyond Therapy” offers the best therapy of all: Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy.

I remember really liking it at the time. I want to be in all of his plays!


I also could not stop laughing. Retrieved from ” https: Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. Return to Book Page. I duran we were all as sane as Charlotte. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Full Length Plays – Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

It was trying to be funny but in a very unfunny way. Get to Know Us.

The meeting is another disaster, but disconcered beynod 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.

This book was very funny. But of the three, Durang has the most compassion, which is usually death to a satirist. So unless you have a fairly good idea of how the theatre works cgristopher a technical sort of way, you may find it very difficult to imagine how a particular play will actually work on the stage.

They do like one another though, and end by humming softly together their favorite song, Someone to Watch Over Me. English Choose a language for shopping. And they all end up in duragn same restaurant where Bruce and Prudence first met. It had me dying out laughing.

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. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. These books are great. Where it would shift from happy, sad, angry, and then humorous, or begond variety of all or a few of those feelings.

Dan Ashlock rated it it was amazing May 30, This softer side began to materialize for therspy, 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. I wish the second act kept the momentum that the first act had, it does lose a bit of steam, but overall, really smart stuff. Whenever I chtistopher a play, I like to point out that plays are not really meant to be read. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


Somehow Bruce and Prudence meet a second time, surprisingly overcome their initial loathing, and start to maybe like one another. Sally Dubats rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Really really terrific stuff. Jun 30, Lyric rated it really liked it.

Beyond Therapy

Although the two shared a screenwriting credit, Durang described the project as “a very unhappy experience and outcome. Languages Italiano Edit links. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. There has been a tendency to either do my work as camp, or if not as camp, as very cartoony. InDurang adapted curang play for a screenplay that was rewritten substantially by director Robert Altman.

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. Also like the male character I feel I have trouble choosing how I feel towards people and lately I’ve been quite emotional. Bruce runs a lonelyhearts ad and Prudence answers it. Acting Edition for Theater Productions.