9 to 13 December 2003

in the Studio Theatre

beyondtherapy

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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