REPaloud (Reading Excellent Plays Aloud) is an opportunity for Nashville Rep to share exceptional scripts as staged readings with casual and experienced theatre fans. The titles performed at REPalouds cover a range of genres and topics, and the reading is immediately followed by a moderated talkback so the audience can voice their impressions of the play – what surprised them, engaged them, angered them, confused them, etc.
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Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy introduces a couple who meet through a personal ad. Their first date takes a disastrous turn, which then becomes a topic of conversation of both of them and their respective eccentric therapists. Hers being an aggressively macho man, and his a sympathetic encourager who speaks to her patients with the help of a stuffed Snoopy doll.
The two cross paths a second time and begin to consider that their first impressions of each other may have been wrong. That is, until his other lover shows up and the restaurant eventually erupts into screaming chaos.
REVIEWS OF BEYOND THERAPY’S NEW YORK RUN:
“Durang’s plot, which has more bounces than a pinball game, goes from the unexpected to the unpredicted… providing two hours of hilarious surprises.” TIME Magazine
“Christopher Durang has the wit, the high, rebellious spirits, and the rage of the born satirist. He is also one of the funniest and most original playwrights at work.” New Yorker
Free Event! Produced in association with Tennessee Performing Arts Center Education. Nashville Repertory Theatre's LookIns are fun and insightful events that dive into the creative process behind our next theatre production. Each event features remarks by the play’s director, an in-rehearsal scene with the actors, meet-and-greet opportunities with cast and creative staff and other Nashville Rep supporters, plus food and drinks provided by Nashville Rep volunteers.
6:00 PM-7:00 PM, located at Nashville Repertory Theatre's Rehearsal Hall in Nashville Public Television's Studio A.