In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

By Sarah Ruhl

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

Director Meredith Jacobs talks about what she loves about this play.

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company