In the Next Room...or the vibrator play By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Bronwyn Steinberg
Imagine a time when electricity was a novelty and female "hysteria" was considered a treatable problem. Now imagine what happens when they both come together…
Sarah Ruhl's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-nominated comedy is set in a genteel, Victorian-era spa town where Dr. Givings specializes in treating hysteria with a mysterious, electrically powered device, but is blind to the state of his own unfulfilling and sterile marriage. As patients arrive for their electrically powered, secret treatment, his wife Catherine becomes curious… and jealous. What is going on in the next room?
Ruhl's play is at once a deftly comic skewering of societal repressions and a lyrical exploration of love. It has been staged across North America and Europe and has been translated into Spanish, Hebrew and German.
Featuring Rideau Award nominated actors Michelle LeBlanc and Sarah Finn.
In the Next Room...or the vibrator play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
In the Next Room...or the vibrator play ran at The Gladstone Theatre May 15 - June 1, 2013
* This production went on to win Best Outstanding Production at the 2014 Prix Rideau Awards *