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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. 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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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. And they all end up in the same restaurant where Bruce and Prudence first met. 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.

However Christopher Durang uses his crazy characters as a device to show the extremes of all of us. Nessie rated it really liked it Jan 30, Although the two shared a screenwriting credit, Durang described the project as “a very unhappy experience and outcome. If the plot is inspired lunacy, so too is the dialogue. Read more Read less. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Through the large amount of controversy in the end things somewhat straighten out. A Comedy in Three Acts. And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class. Kendrick rated it really liked it Mar 29, Debbi rated it really liked it Jun 22, So unless you have a fairly good idea of how the theatre works in a technical sort of way, you may find it very difficult to imagine how a particular play will actually work on the stage.


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. Stuart, her therapist, is over-the-top in his jealousy and insecurity, adding color and humor to the psychosocial mix.

Somehow Bruce and Prudence meet beyonr second time, surprisingly overcome their initial loathing, and start to maybe like one another. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I want to be in all of his plays!

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Peter Michael Goetz Mrs. Durang is famous for his ability to turn a phrase, and his skill truly shines here, with my favorite line in the play being “Your mother acts like a transvestite!

Christopher Durang Volume I: I also could not stop laughing. Return to Book Page. He expresses emotions and likes to cry. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence and Bruce clearly have some sort of attraction, but when Prudence visits Bruce’s apartment which she finds just like her own–a plusshe also discovers Bwyond, who is supposed to be visiting his mother.

In this play, which ran off-Broadway with Sigourney Weaver in the starring role of Prudence, and then had a later Broadway incarnation with Dianne Wiest in the same role, Durang gently satirizes the tendency of young thirty-somethings to seek therapy as the solution christopheg their problems–even when their therapists have greater problems than they do.

Sep dugang, Stephen Robinson rated it it was amazing. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. One of the funniest plays I have ever been in. Combining his relatively gentle satire of therapy with the perennial search for love and fulfillment by thirty-somethings who are not part of the bar scene or have no appropriate connections to others like themselves, Durang creates a lively and hilarious look at the s, one which still resonates in the present.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sep 09, Steve Kallaugher rated it really liked it. He is usually pretty effective at this, and Beyond Therapy is no exception.

Beyond Therapy

And do we need therapy? Want to Read saving…. Preview — Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? 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. It was trying to be funny but in a very unfunny way. A good and easy play to read at ny. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Where it would shift from happy, sad, angry, and then humorous, or a variety of all or a few of those feelings.

They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway. Who of us really knows what to do?

Samantha Brown rated it liked it Jan 28, Books by Christopher Durang. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Sally Dubats rated it it was amazing Christophre 16,