In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play

Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play is a tender, funny, and provocative play. Victorian civilization is rocked to its tightly-corseted core when a new treatment is invented for hysteria in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. As electricity begins to invade private homes, it shines a light on a society that believes a woman doesn’t have a sex drive and that she is defined by her ability to be a mother. But a doctor obsessed with his new invention and his curious wife struggling to care for their newborn are about to discover the modern age. Based on historical fact, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, this comedy brilliantly weaves issues of sexuality, gender, class, race, marriage, and motherhood in one surprisingly poetic and poignant play.

Cast & Crew:

Steve Hart (Director)
Meghan Tynan
(Stage Manager)
John Lavigne
(Set Design)
Robert Stevenson
(Light Design)
Meaghan Cross
(Costume Design)
Gus Jacobson 
(Sound Design, Hair & Makeup Design)
Brendan Olson 
(Assistant Costume Designer)
Emily Bruner, Pip Gengenbach 
(Dramaturgy)
Emma Clark (Mrs. Givings)
David Lawton (Dr. Givings)
Sarah Hysjulien (Mrs. Daldry)
Michael LoSchiavo (Mr. Daldry)
Emily Shankman as (Annie)
Shakirah DeMesier as (Elizabeth)
Jorge Sanchez as (Leo Irving)

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