BEYOND THERAPY Opens January 19!
by Christopher Durang | directed by Wade Williamson
The farcical comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests the patient place a personal ad. Bruce is a highly emotional man who tends to cry easily, a trait Prudence sees as a weakness. Their first meeting proves to be disastrous and the two report back to their respective therapists – libidinous Stuart, who once seduced Prudence, and eccentric Charlotte, who stumbles over the simplest of words, references the play Equus as a good source of advice, and interacts with Bruce and all her patients with the help of a stuffed Snoopy. Clearly the two are more troubled than their patients. Charlotte suggests a revised ad, which once again attracts Prudence, but this time she and Bruce manage to get past their initial loathing and discover they actually like each other. Complications ensue when Bruce’s jealous lover decides to do everything possible to maintain his status quo.
written by Christopher Durang
directed by Wade Williamson
Featuring: Michael K. Holle, Destiny Dawn Osmialowski, Michael J. Kenney, Amy Lauren Gettys, Chad M. Bowman and Jose Orozco
PERFORMANCES: January 19 – February 12, 2017
Times: Thurs-Sat at 8 p.m., Sun at 5 p.m.
For tickets and info, visit www.mphstage.org/tickets.