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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Feb 13, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Selected pages Title Page. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P. Reared in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Christopher Durang spent his childhood acting out plays that he based on television and movie characters. But of the three, Durang has the most compassion, which is usually death to a satirist. His 12 years in repressive Roman Catholic schools as well as traumatic elements in his home life became the basis for the dark humor of his later plays.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class. 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.

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Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. I wish the second act kept the tuerapy that the first act had, it does lose a bit of steam, but overall, really smart stuff. For Robert Altman’s film adaptation, see Beyond Therapy film.


I would love to see a production of the play someday!

The off-Broadway production was directed by Jerry Zaks, whom Durang went dhrang to work with successfully several more times. The Marriage of Bette and Boo, first produced inwas rewritten to open at the Public Theatre in His “Beyond Therapy” could be considered his “Alice in Wonderland” with the stunning Sigourney Weaver at large in a world run by duranf … this whirligig of a show…trips merrily along.

Nobody does the absurdist satire better. I wish we were all as sane as Charlotte.

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Samantha Brown rated it liked it Jan 28, This was my first exposure to the wild world of Christopher Durang. It had me dying out laughing. He refuses to say much, but occasionally bursts into inappropriate anger. Kel Munger rated it liked it Nov 11, Why isn’t Durang performed more often? Dan Ashlock rated it it was amazing May 30, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Donny rated it liked it Apr 10, They do like one another though, and end by humming softly together their favorite song, Someone to Watch Over Me.

The wildly humorous The Actor’s Nightmare served as a curtain raiser for the controversial Sister Mary Ignatius when these two plays were presented in at off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons. Brynn Rova rated it really liked it Oct 26, The casts of both productions were delightful.


A good and easy play to read at lunch. I felt like I connected with this character because sometimes I feel that I have troubles with knowing what I want and who I want.

Views Read Edit View history. Durang has often been asked to try to update the play, but has come to believe it is best presented as a period piece of the s.

No trivia or quizzes yet. As with other Durang plays, it has enjoyed strong regional support. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Beyond Therapy is a play by Christopher Durang. He is also one of the funniest and most original playwrights at work.

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The word choice as shown in the quote above made it very captivating due to the humor. The mood in the book was always shifting so it made it very interesting and kept me on my toes. 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. In thearpy, Durang beyodn his play for a screenplay that was rewritten substantially by director Robert Altman.

Peter Michael Goetz Mrs. Much of his work during this period brought him little critical attention. Dec 05, Iryna Viter rated it really liked it.

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