The Waterbury Festival Playhouse -- Central Vermont's only Semi-Professional Theater

Beyond Therapy

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Directed by Tom Carder
Written by Christopher Durang
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm, Matinees at 2:00pm):
Wed. 8/8 - Sat. 8/11, Wed. 8/15 - Sat. 8/18, Wed. 8/22 - Sat. 8/25
Matinee Sun. 8/19

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. "Offers the best therapy of all: guaranteed laughter." Time. "Filled with off beat laugh lines, wry observations on the contemporary urban psyche and situations that range from farcical to absurd." Women's Wear Daily.

The Cast
Dr. Stuart Framingham
Mrs. Charlotte Wallace
Jason P. Lorber
Jana Beagley
Geoffrey Stewart
Megan Carder
Marcel Freda
Joe Grabon
The Crew
Asst. Director
Tom Carder
Dorcas Jones
Megan Carder
Evelyn Frey

Jana_Beagley (6K) Jana Beagley
was playing a dog in Tom Carder's production of Sylvia at Stowe. Since then she has mostly been directing (Dangerous Liaisons and Nightmare Vermont for Equinox Theatre Co). She has also done The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged for various Renaissance Fairs. A hopeless troublemaker she is into event management, non-profits, and other forms of civil unrest.
Megan_Carder (1K) Megan Carder
has been performing in local community theater for a number of years. Past roles include Faye, in Chapter Two; Florence, in The Odd Couple; and Charlotte, in Moon Over Buffalo. Megan and her husband, Tom, were actors in New York before they moved to Vermont.
Tom_Carder (1K) Tom Carder
has enjoyed directing for local audiences since 1999. For Stowe Theatre Guild he directed Chapter Two; Moon Over Buffalo; Rumors; Sylvia; All My Sons; and Morning's at Seven. He directed The Odd Couple, Female Version at the Hyde Park Opera House for Lamoille County Players. Before moving to Vermont with his family in the late 1980's, Tom had a professional acting career. He was in the original Broadway production of Evita, and created the role of the Pharoah in the original Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Tom is happy to be directing in a new venue - Waterbury Festival Players!
Marcel_Freda (3K) Marcel Freda
has been acting for 10 years during which some of his favorite roles have been, Clifford Anderson in Deathtrap, Stanly Gardner in Run for your Wife, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid and of course Tim in Noises off. When not acting he is currently the director of the Peoples Academy Drama club in Morrisville, where he and his brilliant cast are fresh off of a trip to the New England Drama Festival.
Jason_Lorber (1K) Jason P. Lorber
has performed on stage (Death of a Salesman / Harold Clurman Theatre, Glengarry Glen Ross / Classics Theater Co., 1940’s Radio Hour / Lost Nation), TV commercials, and film (The Veggies, Dog Day Dreams, The Singer, Joesquatch, Not Totally Naked), and is currently working on his own films. He’s also a standup comedian, and produces “Moo-Jew Comedy,” a dinner performance of Jewish comedians at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Eve. Jason’s favorite role is “Daddy,” which is directed by his one-year-old son Max.
Geoffrey_Stewart (7K) Geoffrey Stewart
is happy to be returning to Vermont theatre after a long absence, having previously played several leading roles in Stowe and Waitsfield with Icefire Performance Group. He now summers in Morrisville. He holds a masters degree in theatre from Northwestern University, and through his position as Director of Theatre at Kent School, he lives in Connecticut and knows three “crackpot Episcopal ministers,” though he does not have anyone living over the garage.