One of Christopher Durang’s most popular comedic plays set in 1980s Manhattan. Bruce, a highly emotional young man, and Prudence, an indecisive young woman, both place personal ads in the hope of finding a stable relationship. They recall their disastrous first date to their respective psychiatrists, both of whom seem crazier than their patients. After making progress in her relationship with Bruce, Prudence meets his lover, who is clearly not happy with their recent developments. Everything culminates in a highly eventful scene at the restaurant.
Director Heriska Suthapa has assembled a stellar cast, including Rizal Iwan in his first theatre performance back in Indonesia after his leading role in Forgotten Kingdoms in Washington DC’s Rorschach Theatre. Rizal is joined by Trisa Triandesa, of indie movie Selamat Pagi Malam fame, talented comedy actress Mia Djojowasito, and regular Jakarta Players stalwarts David Knolwes and Gene Sugandy. Erik Lasmono rounds out the cast in his first Jakarta Players performance.
This event has been made possible through collaboration with 100% Manusia, sponsorship from Asian Tigers, Fortuna U, Ayana Midplaza, and WishPlus, venue cooperation with Institut Francais d’Indonesie.
Beyond Therapy opens on the evening of 8 December and closes on 10 December, at the Auditorium of Institut Français d'Indonésie (IFI) in Thamrin, Central Jakarta. Seats are limited and goes very quickly, so please buy your tickets early.