9 to 13 December 2003


in the Studio Theatre




Beyond Therapy


by Christopher Durang


directed by Vicky Heath


An uproariously absurd urban comedy with a solid emotional core, that ridicules the popular desire for psychiatric help, which creates dire psychoses in people with perfectly reasonable quirks. Durang designs a world in which the therapists need help as much as, if not more than, the patients — and, as it should be in a well-constructed farce, it is a world not so different from our own that is merely vehemently exaggerated.

Durang describes Beyond Therapy as his "friendliest, sunniest play" but here, as in all his work, the underpinnings of heartbreak and anger are never far away.







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