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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Beyond Therapy is a play by Christopher Durang.

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This farcical comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests their patient place a personal ad in the newspaper. Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who tends to cry easily, a trait Prudence sees as a weakness. 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.


Clearly the two therapists are more troubled than their patients. Charlotte suggests a revised ad, which beyind again attracts Prudence, but this time Prudence and Bruce manage to get past their initial loathing and discover they actually like each other.

Complications ensue when Bruce’s jealous live-in lover Bob decides to assert himself and do everything possible to maintain his status quo. Beyond Therapy premiered on Broadway on May 26, David Hyde Pierce made his Broadway debut in the role of a waiter. InDurang adapted his play for a screenplay that was rewritten substantially by director Robert Altman.

Although the two shared a screenwriting credit, Durang described the project as “a very unhappy experience and outcome.

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Beyond Therapy is one of Durang’s most frequently produced plays. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the stage play. For Robert Altman’s film adaptation, see Beyond Therapy film. The New York Times.


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