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113 Star Starred
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-882-9100
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Meshara
The "Noises Off" actors shout a lot, making the words impossible to understand. I took my hearing aids out in order to muffle the volume. Bring ear protection if you are sensitive to loud noises.
Noises Off info Aug 31 2014 star this tip starred
Meshara
Beware: When turning right after walking down the entrance hall there is a small ramp-style step in the floor, leading to a slightly higher floor level. This adjustment is not signed or lit with glowing strips. I tripped on this unexpected rise, and a second member of my party tripped and fell down. A lawsuit waiting to happen! The stairs leading down to the bar are dim as well and need glowing strips to guide the theatergoers.
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8 reviews
2 stars
attended May 25 2007

The play was WONderful! I used to take acting classes at this theatre so it was nice to return. The performance of 'Beyond Therapy' was by far one of the FUNNIEST plays I have seen. The actors were great and well-cast. Goldstar is my favorite...continued

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended May 05 2007

Overall the acting was disappointing, but some of the actors shone while others did not. For the latter, their performances did not reach the comedic depth of what I thought was a very clever script. Perhaps my rating should be one up from "I...continued

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Nailia Menne
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Description

Back by popular demand, Shelton Theater presents the dysfunctional and outrageous comedy Beyond Therapy. The play exposes the continuing American neurotic crisis that defies psychotherapy and laughs at the premise of any logical hope for standard American values, such as the current moral grandstanding in politics today. The play reminds audiences that sanity is relative and that love is something to hold onto.

Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor, nervous Prudence, and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful off-Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Matthew Shelton