Alternative Theatre Company will kick off its 2008-2009 season with BEYOND THERAPY, a hilariously off-kilter comedy by Christopher Durang. Directed by award-winning playwright, actor and director Joe Marshall.
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BEYOND THERAPY addresses the thin line between being gay, straight and bisexual.Set in Manhattan during the early 1980s, two singles seek love and find sanity (sort of) as they navigate the neuroses of their not-so-stable psychoanalysts. Prudence's macho therapist swears a lot and calls her nasty names; Bruce's wacky female shrink recommends barking as a form of self-expression. Prudence is urged to be more assertive, while Bruce is encouraged to meet women by placing a personal ad. His therapist does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce's desire to date a woman, so when Bruce's personal ad brings him and Prudence together, the hapless couple must come to their senses and overcome their zany therapists' "help" to find romance in a whacked-out world. They ultimately learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.
"Offers the best therapy of all: guaranteed laughter." - Time Magazine
Evenings at 8:00 PM
May 23-24, 30-31
Matinees at 3:00 PM
May 24-25, 31, June 1
Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre
330 S. Scott Avenue, Downtown Tucson
General Admission: $13 in advance, $18 at the door.
ALTERNATIVE THEATRE COMPANY BOX OFFICE
Tickets also at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue