PHOTO CALL: Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy in Rehearsal

By David Gewirtzman
14 Feb 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will present the first New York revival of Christopher Durang's 1982 comedy Beyond Therapy. Now in rehearsals, the production will begin performances March 11 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre.



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Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Cynthia Darlow, Liv Rooth, Mark Ahladeff
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Complete casting has been announced for TACT/The Actors Company Theatre's upcoming production of Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, which will begin performances March 11 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.

Directed by TACT co-artistic director Scott Alan Evans, the production will officially open March 25 at 7:30 PM. Performances will continue through April 19.

The cast will feature 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 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, where 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 www.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 www.tactnyc.org or call (212) 645-8228.