Sponsored by Visual and Performing Arts
In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Bobby Vrtis
Nov. 13 at 7:30pm
Nov. 14 at 9:30pm
Nov. 15 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Nov. 20 at 7:30pm
Nov. 21 at 9:30pm
Nov. 22 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm
BUY TICKETS - on sale two weeks prior to opening night. $12 or free with Luther ID.
Mature audiences only. This play contains adult themes and explores adult content.
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 – In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) by award winning playwright Sarah Ruhl 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.
Questions? Contact Elisabeth Athas, Elisabeth Athas