Tony nominee Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy is set for its first New York revival off-Broadway. Directed by Scott Alan Evans, the comedy will begin performances at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row on March 11, with opening night set for March 25. Beyond Therapy will play a limited engagement through April 19 and tickets are now available.
Beyond Therapy will star Mark Alhadeff (Venus in Fur), Cynthia Darlow (Lovers), Jeffrey C. Hawkins (Three Men on a Horse), Liv Rooth (All in the Timing), Karl Kenzler (Mary Poppins) and Michael Schantz (The Matchmaker).
In Beyond Therapy, life can be crazy. Therapy can help? Prudence and Bruce are two urbanites seeking romance with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests the patients try personal ads. Discovering that the therapists may be more disturbed than Prudence and Bruce, complications ensue. The comedy is about the search for a meaningful relationship in an insane world and may provide the best therapy of all—laughter.
The Beyond Therapy creative team includes sets by Tom Cariello, costumes by Kim Krumm Sorenson, lights by Mary Louise Geiger and sound by Jill BC DuBoff.
Durang's credits include the Tony-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A History of the American Film, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Miss Witherspoon.
Beyond Therapy premiered off-Broadway in 1981. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the cast included Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Collins and Jim Borrell. The 1982 Broadway production, directed by John Madden, starred Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow. In 1987, Durang adapted the play for the screen with director Robert Altman. The film version starred Julie Hagerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson and Tom Conti.