PHOTO CALL: Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Christopher Durang, Donna McKechnie and Tony Sheldon Celebrate NYC Revival of Beyond Therapy

By Matthew Blank
26 Mar 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre's production of Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy officially opened March 25 at 7:30 PM following previews that began March 11 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.



Directed by TACT co-artistic director Scott Alan Evans, the production continues through April 19.



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Michael Schantz, Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Scott Alan Evans, Liv Rooth, Cynthia Darlow, Karl Kenzler and Mark Alhadeff
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The cast features TACT company members Mark Alhadeff, Cynthia Darlow, Jeffrey C. Hawkins and Liv Rooth as well as guest artists Karl Kenzler and Michael Schantz.

In Beyond Therapy, press notes state, "life can be crazy. Therapy can help? In its first New York revival, Christopher Durang's razor sharp comedy about the search for a meaningful relationship in an insane world may provide the best therapy of all - guaranteed laughter."

“As enormous admirers of Chris Durang, we’re thrilled to be presenting the first NY revival of this seminal work,” said director Evans in a previous statement. “Beyond Therapy is a particular favorite of mine. Chris blends his sharp, incisive wit with a sweet and almost optimistic heart. We’re thrilled Chris will be around and participating.”

The creative team comprises Tom Cariello (sets), Kim Krumm Sorenson (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights) and Jill BC DuBoff (sound).

Beyond Therapy premiered Off-Broadway on New Year’s Day 1981 at the Phoenix Theatre in a production directed by Jerry Zaks; it ran for 30 performances. The cast included Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Collins, Jim Borrell, Kate McGregor-Stewart and Jack Gilpin. The Broadway production, directed by John Madden, opened on May 26, 1982, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran for 21 performances. The cast included Dianne Wiest, John Lithgow and Peter Michael Goetz with McGregor-Smith and Gilpin reprising their Off-Broadway roles.

Tickets are $21.25-$59.25 and are available by visiting telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200. Tickets are also available at the Theatre Row box office (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues).

For more information visit tactnyc.org or call (212) 645-8228.