In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
UIC Theatre
1044 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Comedy/Drama
Runs Nov 15Nov 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. Faculty member and Jeff Award-winning playwright Lydia Diamond directs.

By Sarah Ruhl

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

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