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. 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. 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.

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Masters of seriously funny, seriously painful black humor — and I’ve yet to encounter their descendent. Comedy Christopher Durang Chacrters: Kel Munger rated it liked it Nov 11, The casts of geyond productions were delightful.

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

A bunch of people with numerous problems work through them by relating how they feel and supporting each other. Jan 13, Emrys rated it liked it Shelves: Read it, or even better: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Why isn’t Durang performed more often? Debbi rated it really liked it Jun 22, 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.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

One of the funniest plays I have ever been in. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Languages Italiano Edit links. But of the three, Durang has the most compassion, which is usually death to a satirist. 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.


However Christopher Durang uses his crazy characters as a device to show the extremes of all of us. Nobody does the absurdist satire better. Absolutely hilarious and a quick read! I felt like I connected with this character because sometimes I feel that I have therwpy with knowing what I want and who I want. Cori rated it liked it Jul 09, Brynn Rova rated it really liked it Oct 26, InDurang adapted his play for a screenplay that was rewritten substantially by director Robert Altman.

We then see them talk about their meeting with their respective psychiatrists. No trivia or quizzes yet. Retrieved from ” https: They do like one another though, and end by humming softly together their favorite song, Someone to Watch Over Me. Through the large amount beyonx controversy in the end things somewhat straighten out.

This script was absolutely delightful!

Now what could be better than that?! I only mean to say two things: May 22, Alex Mayer rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 17, David rated it really liked it.

And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class.

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She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Nov 23, Ty rated it really liked it. And do we need therapy? Like in real life how people in real life do. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Beyond Therapy opened off-Broadway in and enjoyed a less successful run the following year on Broadway.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy.

Feb 04, Misti rated it it was amazing. John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest are both funny and touching as the star-crossed lovers. Where it would shift from happy, sad, angry, and then humorous, or a variety of all or a few of those feelings.

It was trying to be funny but in a very unfunny way. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. Durang lets us relate to his crazy hopeless couple, but lets us feel we are better than them and everyone in his crazy little worldand that lets us leave his little show feeling, just a little bit better about ourselves. Trivia About Beyond Therapy. No eBook available Samuel French, Inc.

Paperbackpages. Izzy rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Jun 30, Lyric rated it really liked it. By the close of the decade, the play had become a regional theatre favorite.