Beyond Therapy

Play

Writers: Christopher Durang

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1981
Genres
Comedy, Farce
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
Manhattan, New York City, 1980s
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult characters

Synopsis

Prudence and Bruce are two Manhattanites looking for love, stability, and sanity. On the advice of his therapist, Bruce places a personal ad in the newspaper; on the advice of her therapist, Prudence answers it. At first, it seems as though the two couldn’t be less suited to each other: Prudence is a perfectionist, cautious and closed off from the world, while Bruce, who lives with his jealous lover, Bob, is emotional and spontaneous. But fate (and their therapists) continue to bring the two together. Much to their surprise, Prudence and Bruce find they might actually like each other. Can they survive neuroses, jealousy, and their crazy therapists? Christopher Durang’s off-the-wall comedy, Beyond Therapy, is a hilarious exploration of finding love in the modern world and accepting the little bit of crazy in all of us.

Lead Characters