In the Next Room

Scene from "In the Next Room"Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Dr. Robert Vrtis
Center for the Arts: Jewel Theatre
November 13-22, 2014

Director's Notes

Set at the dawn of electricity and in a historical moment when physicians believed that hysteria in women (an occasionally in men) had reached epidemic proportions – this play centers on the family and the practice of Dr.Givings, a gynecological specialist hoping to find a modern solution to this supposed age old disease.

In part, this is a comedy about discovery, curiosity, and the quest to know oneself. More than anything however, this play is a love story. Catherine Givings and her husband struggle to connect with one another in the face of personal and social norms that have made them strangers to one another.

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