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: Prudence. Bruce doesn't know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P. Bruce doesn't know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn't know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.
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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: Prudence.
Bruce doesn't know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and P. Bruce doesn't know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn't know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.
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Published February 17th by Samuel French, Inc. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Beyond Therapy , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Beyond Therapy. Sep 09, Steve Kallaugher rated it really liked it.
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. I only mean to say two things: 1 This play is so well written, he made it easy to be good.
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 -- and 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.
Very realistic absurd. Mar 30, Julian Munds rated it did not like it Shelves: plays-american , plays-comedy , plays-drama. If Durang doesn't know where to go with his plays he adds a gun.
This play is full of half finished ideas, turns, and tricks, and its hilarious to me that it was performed, enjoyed, and published. Really not worth producing nowadays. It's not aged well. Durang seems to have an obsession with this belief in the superficiality of homosexuality and I don't think he knew what this play was aside from some gags. Mar 25, Morgan rated it did not like it.
Unfortunately had to read this for my acting class. Grossly stereotypical and embarrassingly unfunny. Jul 11, Catherine Saravia rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed it. All characters are funny and the ending is endearing. Feb 25, Payal rated it really liked it. I didn't fully follow the comedy but I think acted out physically it will depend largely on the actors' ability to bring the characters to life to be hilarious! Jan 13, Emrys rated it liked it Shelves: adult.
Despite myself, I really enjoyed this play. However Christopher Durang uses his crazy characters as a device to show the extremes of all of us. He is usually pretty effective at this, and Beyond Therapy is no exception. In fact, it is exceptionally ef Despite myself, I really enjoyed this play. Who of us really knows what to do? And do we need therapy? Omg my insecurities! Durang lets us relate to his crazy hopeless couple, but lets us feel we are better than them and everyone in his crazy little world , and that lets us leave his little show feeling, just a little bit better about ourselves.
Now what could be better than that?! 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 counseling 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 faults 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: plays. 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.
Jun 30, Lyric rated it really liked it.
COMEDY: DURANG'S 'BEYOND THERAPY'
Some day, I swear, the explosive comic brilliance of Christopher Durang will erupt on Broadway. The only question is when. It didn't happen in , when this playwright's ''A History of the American Film'' capsized in a spectacularly ill-conceived production. And it didn't happen last night, when Mr. Durang's latest play, ''Beyond Therapy,'' pretty much wilted of its own volition at the Brooks Atkinson.
Full Length Plays. Beyond Therapy. Cast was:. Prior to Broadway. The cast was:. The off-Broadway production was directed by Jerry Zaks, whom Durang went on to work with successfully several more times. The casts of both productions were delightful.