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The last date listed for Beyond Therapy was Friday April 29, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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A genius so assured he could write operas faster than secretaries could copy them, a genius so original even Bach cribbed his melodies, a genius so unconventional that his conflicting roles -- Catholic priest and creative renegade; cultural iconoclast and establishment favorite -- still shock people today, Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) remains an artist without equal. Now he comes to exuberant life in the new drama The Red Priest of Venice at the Shelton Theater. Today best known for The Four Seasons, Vivaldi was one of the most brilliant figures of the baroque period, a composer whose life was as passionate and stormy as his music. Compelling and humorous, this 90-minute show focuses on a critical period in his life when he began writing his most dazzling masterpiece ... and when he fell under the spell of two equally dazzling ladies. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“Lisa Lennox and Chris Zezza are delightful as the romantic couple. They have good chemistry together.” —Talkinbroadway.com
“Lewis Graham does a great job of turning the lecherous, misogynist role of Dr. Framingham into a real oddball, sporting a horrible belt buckle and sputtering about his questionable virility.” -SFist.com
Shelton Theater proudly presents Beyond Therapy a play the LA Times referred to as “wickedly funny, terribly slanted, and essentially true.” It’s written by Christopher Durang a man considered to be one of the funniest, most original playwrights in the country and it’s directed by Jean Shelton who is among San Francisco’s most acclaimed interpreters of contemporary work.
In short, the show exposes the continuing American neurotic crisis that seems to defy psychotherapy and sadly provides little promise in terms of hope for the future.
Particularly relevant, given America’s current cultural and political divide over the subject of values, Beyond Therapy, according to Gerald Clarke of Time Magazine does, “offer us the best therapy of all: guaranteed laughter.”