Christopher Durang, Beyond Therapy (1981) Directed by Ron Lane
February 5-28, 2010
Fri, Sat, 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Bruce wants to meet someone and so does Prudence. But their Mate Wanted ads haven’t prepared them for what they find when they meet. Bruce has a male lover, Bob, but thinks he’d like to try a woman again. Besides, he wants a child and that’s one thing Bob can’t give him. Prudence doesn‘t know what she wants but it certainly isn’t a bi-sexual whose first comment to her is that she has lovely breasts and five minutes later he’s sobbing into his handkerchief –in a restaurant, no less. They’re not a match made in heaven. Their therapists don’t help at all: Stuart seduces all his women clients and Charlotte talks to a Snoopy doll during sessions. And let’s not forget Bob. From this complicated mess, Obie-Award-winning Christopher Durang (The Marriage of Betty and Boo) has concocted a wild and wooly farce filled to overflowing with laughter.