Theater: Scatcom

BEYOND THERAPY by Christopher Durang

Back in the '20s, when the subject was new, everybody enjoyed a good joke about analysis, and even Sigmund Freud was heard to repeat a popular limerick:

A progressive young lady of Rheims

Had confessed some astonishing dreams

And was justly annoyed

When the great Doctor Freud

Said: "A surfeit of chocolate creams."

The jokes have never stopped, but rarely have they been so funny as they are in Christopher Durang's newest comedy, which opened on Broadway last week. Screwball and scatty, with as much owed to the Marx...

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