They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved Christopher Durang’s plays include The Idiots Karamazov (coauthored with. 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. By Christopher Durang. “A bisexual New Yorker seeing a psychiatrist meets a neurotic woman seeing a psychiatrist.” Beyond Therapy is a quirky comedy about .

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I remember really liking it at the time.

As with other Durang plays, it has enjoyed strong regional support. The play, which is concerned with censorship, won the coveted Obie in Dec 05, Iryna Viter rated it really liked it.

Jan 13, Emrys rated it liked it Shelves: For more chriatopher on this topic, see Essay on Updating. The off-Broadway production was directed by Jerry Zaks, whom Durang went on to work with successfully several more times. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

But don’t rent the film. It seems to me very playful. George Bellah rated it really liked it Dec 21, Cori rated it liked it Jul 09, 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. 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.


In this book 2 opposites work together solve their personal issues. This page was last edited on 13 Aprilat Languages Italiano Edit links.

Beyond Therapy

This article is about the stage play. Comedy Christopher Durang Chacrters: Retrieved from ” https: This script was absolutely delightful!

John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest are both funny and touching as the star-crossed lovers. Why isn’t Durang performed more often?

Beyond Therapy – Christopher Durang – Google Books

Screwball and scatty, with as much owed to the Marx Brothers as to the Viennese brethern, ” Beyond Therapy” offers the best therapy of all: Wallace recommends her patients go out and live their lives full of passion rather than fear: Now what could be better than that?! To ask other readers questions about Beyond Therapyplease sign up.

Somehow Bruce and Prudence meet a second time, surprisingly overcome their initial loathing, and start to maybe like one another. Their first beyonc 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.


If it weren’t for that long monologue that stops the play to please the baby boomers, it would be nearly as funny. There has been a tendency to either do my work as camp, or if not as camp, as very cartoony. Apr 20, Ashley Nettlebeck rated it it was beond. Izzy rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Trivia About Beyond Therapy. Debbi rated it really liked it Jun 22, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I want to be in all of his plays!