Love Therapy, Starring Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser, Begins Off-Broadway Run
By Andrew Gans
The Off-Broadway production of Wendy Beckett's new play, Love Therapy, begins previews at the DR2 Theatre April 20 at 8 PM prior to an official opening April 29.
Directed by Evan Bergman, the cast features David Bishins, Christopher Burns, two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser, Margot White and Janet Zarish.
Love Therapy is described as a "play about a young therapist who finds herself out of her depth when intimacy, attraction and passion collide with the healing process."
About her latest role, Tony-nominated actress Fraser told Playbill.com, "As you saw in Divine Sister and School for Lies and all of those wonderful plays that I've had the good fortune to be in the past few years — I get cast as the villain a lot… Wendy has really, in an act of fabulousness, written me not as the villain, but as incredibly warm and pragmatic, and I'm really almost a mother figure in this, and I'm very helpful to the leading character who's going through a lot of emotional turmoil because she has developed a sexual attraction — she's a therapist who's developed a sexual attraction for one of her clients… I am a waitress at a diner/bar, and I talk to her. She's my friend even though she's quite a bit younger than I am, and we talk things out, and I have a very different view of therapy than she has. I have that opinion that you just need a good friend to talk to. And, it's a lovely part." Read the full Diva Talk interview here.
Love Therapy is the fourth in a series of ten of Beckett’s plays that will be brought across the Pacific from Australia by Pascal Productions.
The creative team includes sound designer John Emmett O’Brien, costume designer Patricia E. Dougherty, set designer Jo Winiarski and lighting designer Jill Nagle lighting designer.
Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
DR2 Theatre is located at 101 East 15th Street. Tickets are $45 and are available by visiting telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
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