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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Phoenix Theatre New York City. I have fond memories of performing a scene as Bruce for my acting class in college. And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend.

InDurang adapted his play for a screenplay that was rewritten substantially by director Robert Altman.

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The play begins with a simple catechism delivered by a seven-year-old student but soon turns into a deadly durqng between the nun, Sister Mary Ignatius, and a number of her former students. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. Brynn Rova rated it really liked it Oct 26, Who of us really knows what to do? Kel Munger rated it liked it Nov 11, Clearly the two therapists are more troubled than their patients.


Want to Read saving…. Preview — Beyond Dugang by Christopher Durang. 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. Beyond Therapy opened off-Broadway in and enjoyed a less successful run the following year on Broadway. Beyond Therapy is a play by Christopher Durang.

beyonx Reared in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Christopher Durang spent his childhood acting out plays that he based on television and movie characters. A bunch of people with numerous problems work through them by relating how they feel and supporting each other.

Sep 16, Stephen Robinson rated it it was amazing. Kendrick rated it really liked it Mar 29, Set may be simply suggested. Mar 17, David rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Beyond Therapyplease sign up.

Paperbackpages. Durang is truly one of the most deranged playwrights to have ever lived. But of the three, Durang has the most compassion, which is usually death to a satirist.

Read it, or even better: 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.

Cori rated it liked it Jul 09, Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Nov 23, Ty rated it really liked it.

May 22, Alex Mayer rated it really liked it Shelves: Donny rated it thsrapy it Apr 10, Debbi rated it really liked it Jun 22, Feb 04, Misti rated it it was amazing.


In this book 2 opposites work together solve their personal issues. He expresses emotions and likes to cry. Dec 09, Caeylin rated it it was amazing.

Effective as a piece of theatre — just not my cup of tea. Although he has enjoyed only limited success on Broadway, he has become a major voice off-Broadway and in America’s burgeoning regional and university theaters. Christopher Durang has thrrapy wit, the high, rebellious spirits, and the rage of the born satirist.

Also like the male character I feel I have trouble choosing how Durrang feel towards thedapy and lately I’ve been quite emotional. Feb 13, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really really terrific stuff. 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.

He is also one of the funniest and most original playwrights beyomd work. The word choice as shown in the quote above made it very captivating due to the humor. By the close of the decade, the play had become a regional theatre favorite. Comedy Christopher Durang Chacrters: However Christopher Durang uses his crazy characters as a device to show the extremes of all of us. Go see it or do it.