‘BEYOND THERAPY’ by Christopher Durang
Come along on a journey to Manhattan New York in 1980 and meet a bizarre group of people; Bruce is a lawyer, with a brief, failed marriage behind him (and now has a ‘live in’
male lover named Bob).
Bruce knows that he is looking for more from life, and visits a psychotherapist, Charlotte, who suggests an ad. in a magazine and a date, where he meets the lovely, if slightly erratic and insecure, Prudence, also looking for more from life and also in therapy, with a sex addicted fantasist, called Stuart.
is not at all happy with Bruce’s pursuit of ‘happiness and babies’ with
Prudence and, as usual, turns to his mother for help and advice.
racy kaleidoscope swings from comedy to absurdist farce as the
characters become enmeshed in their own selfish search for satisfaction,
most of this takes place in a slightly surreal restaurant.
are places where people often play out the dramas in their lives; trust
me, I know, I used to own two in London in the 1980s. The restaurant in
Beyond Therapy is no exception, it is a crazy place where the waiters are more interested in one another than giving service.
Director HOWARD RAWLINSON...previous direction at NTC, Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ 2011 and Christmas 2014, Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Season’s Greetings’
The cast features: Linda Read, Noel Grivas, Pearl Nunn, Duncan Gordon, Craig Lindeman and Louisa Newton
production team, includes Louisa Newton Assistant Director, Set Design
and Construction by Matthew Lockyer, Costumes by Jennifer Ellicott and
Graphics by Graham Wilson, Lighting by Andrew Moore, Production Manager
‘BEYOND THERAPY’..... ‘One of the funniest plays I’ve seen in years’ Rex Read, New York Daily News.
a serious writer who can’t help thinking comically. ‘BEYOND THERAPY’ is
zany in a particularly intelligent way..... wickedly funny, terrible
slanted, and essentially true....Dan Sullivan, L A Times.
When: Fri. 20th Nov. to Sat. Dec. 5th
Where: Newcastle Theatre Company 90 De Vitre Street Lambton, New South Wales 2299
Times: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights 8pm, and Sunday Matinee 2 pm Nov. 22nd and Saturday Matinee 2 pm Nov. 28th
Tickets cost $22 Conc. and $28 Adult. Group Bookings..Special prices available please phone
Box Office: (02) 4952 4958 - 3 to 6 Mon. to Fri.
DINNER DEAL at LAMBTON PARK HOTEL
Complimentary dessert with every meal purchased - present your ticket to the show
(collect from the Box Office prior to going down for the meal or print if purchased online) Bookings are Essential - 4956 1376