This February, break up the winter blues with the Studio Theatre of Bath at a laugh-out-loud production of Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy.
Directed by April Joy Purinton, this farcical comedy focuses on Prudence (Christina Boyington) and Bruce (Marc Rodriguez), two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests the patient place a personal ad. Their first meeting proves to be disastrous. Bruce is a highly emotional bisexual who has a live-in lover, Bob (Bretton Harris) and tends to cry easily, a trait homophobic Prudence sees as a weakness. The two report back to their respective therapists - libidinous Stuart (Vince Shatto), who once seduced Prudence, and eccentric Charlotte (Tamara Lilly), who stumbles over the simplest of words, references the play Equus as a good source of advice, and interacts with Bruce and all her patients with the help of a stuffed Snoopy.