Directed by Meredith Jacobs
28 Jul – 19 Aug
In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a provocative, funny and touching story about a doctor and his young wife.
Set in 1880s New York, enthusiasm is growing among the well-to-do for the miraculous new electric light bulb. The earnest Doctor Givings however, has been working on his own strange electrical device, designed to cure female hysteria . . . the Chattanooga Vibrator.
Curious and not a little frustrated, his wife Catherine watches as more than one patient leaves with a renewed flush of health and a desire to return for further treatment. As a mere bystander in her husband’s world, she must take matters into her own hands to discover what is going on in the next room.
“Ruhl has written a smart, charming, iridescently funny-serious jewel.” Bloomberg News
ADVISORY: This play contains adult themes
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company