'Beyond Therapy' is 1st production in Westport Country Playhouse season
Published 9:40 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2011
The comedy looks at the days and nights of the young and single, according to the playhouse. After a disastrous first date, Bruce and Prudence seek solace in therapy even though their therapists appear to be mad. That's followed by a series of sexual mix-ups, relationship neuroses and a lack of impulse control. The play contains adult content and language, according to the theater.
" `Beyond Therapy' is not only fiercely funny, but also sweet and goofy, in the manner of screwball film comedies from the '30s," Mark Lamos, playhouse artistic director, said.
"I think Christopher Durang's plays are among the truly enduring works of American stage comedy," said David Kennedy, who will direct the play.
The cast includes Trent Dawson (Broadway's "The Herbal Bed") as Stuart; Nick Gehlfuss (television's "Army Wives" and "The Good Wife") as Andrew; Jeremy Peter Johnson (Westport Country Playhouse's "She Loves Me") as Bruce; Nicole Lowrance (the playhouse's "David Copperfield," Broadway's "Dividing the Estate") as Prudence; Kathleen McNenny (the playhouse's "The Good German," Broadway's "Coram Boy," "The Constant Wife") as Charlotte, and Stephen Wallem (Thor on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie") as Bob.
Subscriptions to the five plays for this season are available for preferred seating and discounts up to 45 percent off single ticket pricing. Students and educators are eligible for 50 percent discounts. Groups of 10 or more save up to 30 percent.
For more information or tickets, call 203- 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.