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126 Star Starred
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-882-9100
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6 reviews
5 stars
BART was the way to go. Lots of dining options from BART to the theatre
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14 reviews
6 stars
Drinks are available you can take inside
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35 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 18 2007

We almost walked out because the language was a bit to vulgar for us; and the story line while funny, was at times hard to follow.
I wouldn't take your parents if they are over 65 yrs or your children if they are under 15yrs.

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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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10 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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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