BEYOND THERAPY

Genre: Comedy
A comedy by Christopher Durang Directed by Garrett Zuercher

NEW YORK DEAF THEATRE (Aaron Kubey. Artistic Director) presents "BEYOND THERAPY," a revival of the classic 1981 comedy by CHRISTOPHER DURANG (Adrift In Macao, Miss Witherspoon) about two mismatched singles who try to navigate a relationship despite the involvement of their crazy therapists.

"BEYOND THERAPY" traces the precarious romance of Bruce and Prudence, two hapless singles who initially meet through a personal ad. After an utterly disastrous first date, the dejected pair retreat to their respective analysts. Prudence's therapist (a lecherous bully with designs of his own on her) insists that she learn to accept imperfection, while Bruce's scatterbrained analyst gleefully suggests another ad with a much-revised personal description. But again Prudence answers the call. Chaos ensues as the bisexual Bruce's live-in boyfriend becomes jealous of the budding lovebirds and takes matters into his own hands. Is their relationship star-crossed, or can Bruce and Prudence find happiness living "beyond therapy?"

The play will be performed in American Sign Language (ASL), but non-deaf audiences will be able to enjoy the show as well, thanks to two voice actors who are incorporated into the world of the play. According to Artistic Director Aaron Kubey, "The technique we use when we incorporate our voice actors on the stage with our deaf actors is a seamless one, in which we place them in the scene as background actors. For instance, in the opening restaurant scene, our voice actors would be another couple enjoying a dinner while the lead characters meet for the first time. It's our goal to try and incorporate the voices into the scene as closely as possible, but allow the focus to remain on the deaf actors."

Preview:   05/02/07
Open:   05/06/07
Close:   05/20/07

Schedule:
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 1:00 and 7:00 PM.

Please note there are two additional “preview” performances on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd.

Theater:   Actor's Theater Workshop
Address:   145 W. 28th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$25.00/ $15.00 for
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Company: New York Deaf Theatre         Official Web Site: www.nydeaftheatre.org