UIC Theatre – In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play

Date / Time

November 24, 2019 - November 24, 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

UIC Theatre

Categories

IN THE NEXT ROOM or THE VIBRATOR PLAY
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Lydia Diamond
Nov 15 – Nov 24, 2019

In a seemingly perfect Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating “hysteria” in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor’s laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter – and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. Through a series of events and encounters with the patients, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage and what it truly means to love someone.

This laugh out loud, provocative and touching play premiered at Berkely Rep and subsequently marked Sarah Ruhl’s Broadway debut in 2009.

Show Times

2 p.m. | 11/17* 11/23 11/24

3 p.m. | 11/20

7:30 p.m. | 11/15 11/16 11/21 11/22 11/23

*Free post-show talk with artists and special guests.

Special Guest Panelist:

Dr. Kishonna L. Gray is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois – Chicago. In addition, Dr. Gray also serves as a faculty associate at Harvard University and a visiting professor at MIT. She has also been featured in various public outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, The New York Times, Business Insider, CNET, BET, and many more. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Gray will be our special guest for our Post- Show Talk on our next show “In The Next Room” on November 17th at 2 p.m. We can’t wait to see you all there.

Topics: Hysteria, Desire, and Marriage

Buy Tickets Here: http://bit.ly/inthenextroomUIC

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