Venue Details

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 30 members
Review from Gwenn
81 events 35 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Nailia Menne
187 events 31 reviews

Wonderful performance.

reviewed Nov 10 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Rick M.
36 events 15 reviews

It was cute, but not award winning theater

reviewed Jun 09 2007 report as inappropriate
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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

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