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. 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. By Christopher Durang. “A bisexual New Yorker seeing a psychiatrist meets a neurotic woman seeing a psychiatrist.” Beyond Therapy is a quirky comedy about .
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Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. 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. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Christophr doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend.
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Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang
Preview — Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy.
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Lists with This Book. Sep 09, Steve Kallaugher rated it really liked it. I really don’t mean this as brag but I christopherr in beyind production of this play that was so good, Durang heard about it and came to see. I only mean to say two things: Masters of seriously funny, 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.
Masters of seriously funny, seriously painful black humor — ebyond I’ve yet to encounter their descendent. But of the three, Durang has the most compassion, which is usually death to a satirist. Read it, or even better: Go see it or do it. And then go see his “Sonya, Masha, etc.
If it weren’t for that long monologue that stops the play to please the baby boomers, it would be nearly as funny. Dec 05, Iryna Viter rated it really liked it. A good and easy play to read at lunch. Jan 13, Emrys rated it liked it Shelves: Despite myself, I really enjoyed this play.
However Christopher Durang uses his crazy characters as a device to show the extremes chgistopher all of us. He is usually pretty effective at this, and Beyond Therapy is no exception. In fact, christoopher is exceptionally ef Despite myself, I really enjoyed this play.
Who of us really knows what to do? And do we therqpy therapy? 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. Dhrang what could be better than surang Apr 20, Ashley Nettlebeck rated it it was amazing.
Through the large amount of controversy in the end things somewhat straighten out. In this book 2 opposites work together solve their personal issues. Like in real life how people in real life do. When there’s like tberapy groups. A bunch of people with numerous problems work through them by relating how they feel and supporting each other.
This book was very funny. It had me dying out laughing. 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. Also like the male character I feel I have trouble choosing how I feel towards people and lately I’ve been quite emotional. With the characters being this way gave me that connection with them.
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. Where it would shift from happy, sad, angry, and then humorous, or a variety of all or a few of those feelings.
Mar 17, David rated it really liked it. Really really terrific stuff. Why isn’t Durang performed more often? The scathing look at therapy, its bwyond and flaws, and the wonderfully broken people that try to fix themselves is timely, beyond hysterical, and ultimately pretty moving.
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. Nobody does the absurdist satire better.
Jul 06, Chambers Stevens rated it really liked it Shelves: This was my first exposure to the wild world of Christopher Durang. I remember really liking it at the time. And in the years since I have seen many scenes from it in my class. But don’t rent the film. Feb 13, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This script was absolutely delightful! 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.
I would love to see a production of the play someday!
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Jun 30, Lyric rated it really liked it. One of the funniest plays I have ever been in. Durang is truly one of the most deranged playwrights to have ever lived.
Nov 23, Ty rated it really liked it. 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. Aug 28, Mariah Lopez added it. Absolutely hilarious and a quick read! May 22, Alex Mayer rated it really liked it Shelves: An absolute blast to read.
Feb 04, Misti rated it it was amazing. Sep 16, Stephen Robinson rated it it was amazing. One tuerapy my favorite plays. I have fond memories of performing a scene as Bruce for my acting class in college. It was trying to be funny but in a very unfunny way. Dec 09, Caeylin rated it it was amazing.
I wish we were all as sane as Charlotte. Aug 09, Heather rated it really liked it. I want to be in all of his plays! Nessie rated it really liked it Jan 30, Jay Viescas rated it really liked it Mar 09, Kel Munger rated it liked it Nov 11, Brynn Rova rated it really liked it Oct 26, Kendrick rated it really liked it Mar 29, Samantha Brown rated it liked it Jan 28, Sally Dubats rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Izzy rated it it was amazing Jan 20, George Bellah rated it really liked it Dec 21, Ken Mitten rated it liked it Christopheer 10,