Beyond Therapy

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PERFORMANCES – 1 October to 11 October 2014 (except 6 October)

VENUE
Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh. Ø (www.krudttonden.dk)

The play

Copenhagen Theatre Circle proudly presented the zany romantic comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, directed by CTC Chairman Jens Blegaa.

“The play touches on modern existential problems that I am sure everybody will be able to reflect themselves in. It is totally worth seeing!” (University Post)

“The cast of Beyond Therapy couldn’t have performed any better… The company really made the most of the small stage with a simple yet effective set design…” (The Copenhagen Post)

“The play is intelligent, funny and entertaining and it is essentially true…” (2GOcopenhagen.com)

Beyond Therapy  is about love, bisexuality, psychotherapy – and the impossibility of getting a waiter’s attention in a restaurant. It tells the story of Prudence and Bruce who are desperately seeking a stable and romantic relationship with the “help” of their rather unorthodox psychiatrists… and the placing of a personal ad.

Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive, while Bruce’s wacky female therapist is using a doll to illustrate her take on his situation. Meanwhile, Bruce’s male lover is not best pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman. The result is an off-beat comedy, exploring the complexities of modern love.

See the press release in English here.

See the press release in Danish here.

Download a PDF with the poster here.

See a gallery with photos from the show here.

The characters

The cast of Beyond Therapy. Photo by Nathan Woods.

Prudence (Astrid Lund) – attractive, intelligent, insecure and unnerved. Writes for People magazine.

Bruce (Pejman Jamal) – attractive, bisexual, emotional and unsure of what he wants from life.

Stuart (Alecsandar Stoianov) – Prudence’s macho and assertive psychotherapist, who harbors some deep insecurities of his own.

Charlotte (Sophie Bachet Granados) – Bruce’s happy and supportive psychotherapist, who tends to forget what common things are called, and uses a Snoopy doll to encourage her patients.

Bob (Mario C. D. Paganini) – Bruce’s lover, who has a hard time dealing with Bruce’s affection for Prudence.

Andrew (Gaurav Mehendiratta) – a waiter at the restaurant where Prudence and Bruce meet.

The director

Jens Blegaa joined the CTC in 1996, and has since performed in several plays, most recently The Good Doctor and  The Dining Room. He debuted as a director in 2013 with his production of The Importance of Being Earnest. He has been known to pick up a guitar (or two) and play the blues at the CTC Open Stage events and other festive gatherings. He is currently (2014) the Chairman of the CTC committee.