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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Durang is truly one of the most deranged playwrights to have ever lived. It seems to me very playful. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway. Donny rated it liked it Apr 10, These books are great. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Bruce runs a lonelyhearts ad and Prudence answers it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The casts of both productions were delightful. Charlotte suggests a revised ad, which once again attracts Prudence, but this time Prudence and Bruce manage to get past their initial loathing and discover they actually like each other. It translates in the head with tremendous ease. She finds this comforting, but overall it seems to be a playwright’s comment on the sterility the characters must deal with it and the difficulty they experience in breaking out of their respective ruts.


I read this for the first time in ’99 but I am re-reading it because I am able to appreciate a lot more layers to it now.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

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Return to Book Page. Debbi rated it really liked it Jun 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A second meeting, in response to Bruce’s blatantly phony personal description, is a bit better, though Bruce naively reveals that he has been living with Bob, his “roommate,” for the past year. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Kendrick rated it really liked it Mar 29, A terrific satiric look at s thirty-something urban society, this play is less black than many of Durang’s later plays, a wonderful introduction to the fine sensibilities and offbeat humor of this unique American talent.

Views Read Edit View history. Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who tends to cry easily, a trait Prudence sees as a weakness. Jul 06, Chambers Stevens rated it really liked it Shelves: I feel that gets exhausting. Complete Full-Length Plays, In fact, it is exceptionally ef Despite myself, I really enjoyed this play.


May 22, Alex Mayer rated it really liked it Shelves: Why isn’t Durang performed more often?

It deals with love, relationships and homosexuality and bisexuality. Get to Know Us. With his friends — particularly his women friends — all starting to hit their 30s, he began picking up a pervasive sense of dread.

Through the large amount of controversy in the end things somewhat straighten out. Stuart, her therapist, is over-the-top in his jealousy and insecurity, adding color and humor to the psychosocial mix.

Beyond Therapy

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. I want to be in all of his plays! Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.